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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said she won't see a fifth term in the House. Forum News Service file photo by Don Davis

Bachmann opts against another House term

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Eight is enough.

That is the message Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann delivered early Wednesday when she announced that she will leave the U.S. House after eight years. In a video message, she gave no hint about her future, but said she could have won re-election if she wanted to run.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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