Bachmann claims she is not a politician

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 0:29 EDT
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Michele and Marcus Bachmann (by Gage Skidmore)
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Minnesota Congresswoman and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann claimed she was not a politician Tuesday night after the Iowa caucuses.

“I am a very real person, I am not a politician,” she said during a speech to her supporters. “Nor do I ever hope or aspire to be a politician.”

Her poor performance at the caucuses has fueled speculation that she will drop out of the presidential race in the coming days. Keith Nahigian, her campaign manager, told the Associated Press that he didn’t know if she planned to abandon her White House bid.

Bachmann’s poor performance in Tuesday’s caucus was a sharp contrast to the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa, which she won in August.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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