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Rep. Michele Bachmann Gives Farewell Speech

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann delivered a farewell speech Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. House.

The 6th District Republican is leaving office after eight years in Washington D.C.

Thanking her staff and Minnesota supporters, Bachmann said she was the nemesis of Democrats -- but she never compromised her beliefs.

"It has been the privilege and the honor of a lifetime for me to serve as a member of the United States Congress, serving as the first woman ever elected from the state of Minnesota in the capacity of being a Republican," Bachmann said. "It's an honor and it's the ride of a lifetime."

Bachmann has not revealed her plans after she leaves office in January.

Voters elected Republican Tom Emmer to succeed Bachmann.

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