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Iowa: Bachmann found few votes beyond straw poll

Posted at 11:56 AM on January 4, 2012 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Politics

Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign ended officially this morning after getting only 6,073 votes in the Iowa caucuses, earning only five percent of the vote and a distant sixth place.

What's remarkable is that when she won the Ames Straw Poll in August, she won 4,823 votes. So in the span of five months, she was able to add only 1,250 votes.


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Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.