Bachmann ready to leave Congress, but not politics

FILE - In this March 16, 2013 file photo, Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R- Minn., speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. An audacious conservative with a telling Minnesota twang, Rep. Michele Bachmann stood out from the moment she entered in Congress in 2006. The Republican is now ending a turbulent career marked by fights with the left and her own party, as well as a fast-rising and then fast-fading presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — An audacious conservative, Rep. Michele Bachmann stood out from the moment she was first elected to Congress in 2006. Democrats were ascendant and Bachmann was a stridently Republican new arrival with a homespun Minnesota twang.

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