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Major announcement from congresswoman Michelle -- man.
The Tea Party favorite saying that this will be her last -- in congress she says she will not seek reelection next year.
-- their reputation as one of the most outspoken conservative voices on Capitol Hill Peter JC's live in Washington on this so why is she deciding.
That she will not run again Peter.
Martha it's not for a fear of losing her upcoming election in 2014 congresswoman Bachmann says that if she ran again she thinks she would win but in a pre recorded announcement.
The congresswoman from the sixth district of Minnesota just says.
That four terms in the house is enough.
However the law limits anyone from serving as president of the United States for more than eight years and in my opinion.
-- eight years is also -- long enough for an individual to serve as a representative for a specific congressional district.
Be -- my decision was not in any way influenced by any concerns about my being reelected to congress and.
Button also revealed that she considered stepping down after running for president she was the leader of the Republican pack for -- time -- 111 even winning the Iowa straw poll in Ames.
Bachmann was also prominent in many early debates.
So Peter obvious questions obviously -- -- is -- she says that she's not concerned about reelection.
She also has said that she's not concerned with recent investigations into her campaign finances right.
Right chi but she says that is not why she's stepping down -- we know that she is being investigated by multiple agencies for allegedly -- campaign.
For allegedly making secret payments to a state senator and Iowa who worked.
On the presidential campaign -- rather for the presidential campaign but she says that -- require all of her campaign -- to follow all the rules.
-- doesn't have any reason to believe anyone.
Broke the law -- Martha there's a group called house majority -- it's working.
To help Democrats take back the house they say her retirement from congress is good news and -- it was her quote extreme right wing news.
As a reason for that.
I -- thank you very much Peter Doocy reporting from national congress.
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