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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., greets her supporters after speaking at her caucus party at the Marriott in West Des Moines after finishing sixth in the Iowa Caucuses Tuesday night Jan. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth,The Des Moines Register)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An adviser to Michele Bachmann says the Minnesota congresswoman is ending her bid to win the Republican presidential nomination after coming in last in the Iowa caucuses.

Bachmann finished sixth out of six candidates in the first of many contests to pick a Republican presidential candidate.

She canceled appearances planned for Wednesday in South Carolina and scheduled a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa, instead.

The adviser requested anonymity to speak before Bachmann makes the announcement.