Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., announces in a new video that she will not run for re-election in 2014.

“In my opinion, well, eight years is also long enough for an individual to serve as a representative for a specific Congressional district,” Bachmann explained to her constituents, explaining why she decided not to run again.

Bachmann insists in the eight-minute video that her decision was not based on the fear of losing her re-election campaign or the result of an investigation into her campaign finances.

“I fully anticipate the mainstream liberal media to put a detrimental spin on my decision not to seek a fifth term,” Bachmann said defiantly. “And since I was first elected to Congress many years ago, they always seem to attempt to find a dishonest way to disparage me.”