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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn, center, shakes hands with a store owner during a campaign stop, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn, center, shakes hands with a store owner during a campaign stop, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  

Bachmann: No matter what happens in Iowa, we’re not dropping out

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

DES MOINES, Iowa — No matter what happens at the Iowa caucuses Tuesday, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said Monday she will not drop out of the race for president.

During an appearance on MNSBC’s Morning Joe, Bachmann said her campaign has “already bought our plane tickets. We’re headed to South Carolina as soon as we’re done on Wednesday morning. We’ll be there. We’re going the distance.”

Bachmann won the Iowa Straw Poll in August, but suffered a fall hard as the campaign season went on. The most recent Des Moines Register poll shows her in last place, with 7 percent.

“This isn’t over,” she said. “We’re not here for a post mortem. We’re here because I intend to continue to launch our campaign out of Iowa. I think we’re going to do very well.”

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