Bachmann wins Iowa Straw Poll; Pawlenty ends his presidential bid

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) won the Ames Iowa Straw Poll among GOP Presidential contenders this evening.

She won 4,823 votes of a total 16,892.

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) came in second with 4,671 votes.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty placed third with 2,293 votes. On Sunday morning, Politico reported that Pawlenty told supporters in a conference call that he was ending his presidential bid.

Bachmann wins Iowa Straw Poll; Pawlenty ends his presidential bid