She's saying goodbye, for now at least: Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has announced she won't seek re-election in 2014. (File photo from Jan. 4, 2012, when she left the Republican presidential race.) Jim Young /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The John Weld Peck Federal Building in Cincinnati, where many of the missteps by IRS workers who targeted conservative groups occurred. Al Behrman/AP hide caption

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An Internal Revenue Service official apologized for workers who targeted certain conservative groups. But that did little to defuse the situation. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Tea Party supporter William Temple of Brunswick, Ga., protested outside the Supreme Court in June as justices debated the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Gov. Rick Perry rules the roost at the Texas Republican Convention in Fort Worth on June 7. But his endorsement of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst fell flat this week as Tea Party fave Ted Cruz crushed Dewhurst in a GOP runoff for U.S. Senate. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Ted Cruz, left, and David Dewhurst shake hands before their Republican Senate debate in Dallas on June 22. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, recite the Pledge of Allegiance before announcing her candidacy for president last June in Waterloo, Iowa. Steve Pope/Getty Images hide caption

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