Former four-term Minnesota Congresswoman (and 2012 GOP presidential candidate) Michele Bachmann is now considering running for Al Franken’s Senate seat.
Here’s the scoop…
From Fox News:
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is considering running for the recently vacated U.S. Senate seat held by Al Franken.
“I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat,” Bachmann said recently on televangelist Jim Bakker’s television show. “And the only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate and to be able to advocate for these principles.”
Bachmann, a religious conservative who served four terms in Congress, said she and her husband are considering the option to run for Franken’s Senate seat, but said there’s “a price you pay” when running for a political office of that stature.
Washington Times has more:
“But there’s also a price you pay [getting into politics], and the price is bigger than ever because the swamp is so toxic,” she continued. “It is really tough. If you’re going against the tide in D.C. — if you’re trying to stand for biblical principles in D.C., you stick your head up out of the hole, [then] the blades come roaring and they try to chop you off. This is not an easy place to be.”
Mrs. Bachmann said she and her husband are “trying to be wise” in weighing their options.
“I mean, I trust in a big God and so he got us over all those finish lines, but I also believed I was supposed to run for president,” she said. “I didn’t even run because I thought I was going to win. I ran to put the whole issue of Obamacare front and center before the American people. I feel like I was wildly successful, because by the time I left the presidential race, all seven men on the stage were forced to take my position of repeal … and the Republican Party platform had to change to reflect my position.”
Franken stepped down at the beginning of 2018 after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment. He was promptly replaced by Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, a Democrat.
A conservative like Bachmann is who the people of the Gopher State need in office!