Former Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently disclosed in an interview that she may run for the Senate. Bachmann would be trying to win the seat that Senator Al Franken is resigning from.
This announcement came in the middle of an interview Bachmann was having on the Jim Bakker show.
“I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat. …And the only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate and be able to advocate for these principles,” said Bachmann.
Bachmann claimed that she has many factors to consider when deciding whether to run, including whether it’s the right time and whether she should join the ‘toxic swamp.”
“If you’re a billionaire you can maybe defend yourself, [but] we’re not money people. …So we’re trying to be wise—should we do this, shouldn’t we do this, what?” she added.
Bachmann discussed her losing bid for president in 2012, which she said God told her to do. She claimed that she knew she would lose but wanted to get the Obamacare debate ‘front and center’ for the Amercian people.
Bakker later told cameras that the political and media climate is “a fight to the death.” He asserted that “right now, they want to kill the president of the United States and if they could put a contract — which they probably already have — they would do so.”
Following several accusations of sexual harassment, Franken will complete his resignation from the Senate on Tuesday. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith (D) will fill in for Franken until a special election later in 2018. In 2020, the seat will be back to a normal six-year term.
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Smith has already announced that she would run in the special election to complete Franken’s term.
Bachmann would likely face a tough battle to obtain the GOP’s nomination. She would likely be up against former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R), who comes with a strong resume and fundraising abilities.
You can see the segment below:
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