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Bachmann reportedly cancels South Carolina trip, will call press conference

DES MOINES, Iowa — Michele Bachmann has reportedly cancelled her string of campaign stops in South Carolina and will hold a 10 a.m. press conference in Des Moines.

Rep. Michele Bachmann thanking her husband, Marcus, at her Iowa Caucus night rally.
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Rep. Michele Bachmann thanking her husband, Marcus, at her Iowa Caucus night rally.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Michele Bachmann has reportedly cancelled her string of campaign stops in South Carolina and will hold a 10 a.m. press conference in Des Moines.

Bachmann finished a distant sixth in last night’s Iowa caucuses, a disappointing finish for a native Iowan who had staked the prospects of her presidential campaign on a strong showing in the state. During the last days of campaigning, she repeatedly told reporters that she would travel to South Carolina despite the Iowa caucus results and in a speech to supporters last night, she indicated she would continue her presidential bid. 

“There are many more chapters to be written in our party’s path to the nomination,” she said.

Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses by eight votes over Rick Santorum.

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Devin Henry can be reached at dhenry@minnpost.com.