The Iowa caucuses have now claimed a second candidate with Michele Bachmann announcing in the past hour that she is suspending her campaign.
Bachmann finished bottom of the pile earlier today winning just five per cent of the vote and joins Texan governor Rick Perry in taking a sabbatical from the race.
So just four candidates now head to New Hampshire with Mitt Romney seemingly the favourite.
She told a room of supporters and reporters in Iowa that "I have decided to stand aside," she told a room of supporters and reporters in Iowa.
She added that she leaves the race knowing the campaign was run "with integrity." and that the country needs to "stand united behind the person our party chooses to be the standard bearer."