Bachmann Says She’ll Run for Fourth Term in Congress

By:  Dave Bohon
01/26/2012
       
Bachmann Says She’ll Run for Fourth Term in Congress

Following a failed presidential bid that raised some doubts about her political future, U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced January 25 that she will run for a fourth term in Congress. Bachmann dropped out of the GOP presidential race after placing a dismal sixth in the January 3 Iowa caucuses, and observers had speculated that she may trade in her political career to work the lecture circuit and conservative talk media. But in an interview with the Associated Press she confirmed that she was “looking forward to coming back and bringing a strong, powerful voice to Washington, D.C.”

 

Following a failed presidential bid that raised some doubts about her political future, U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced January 25 that she will run for a fourth term in Congress. Bachmann dropped out of the GOP presidential race after placing a dismal sixth in the January 3 Iowa caucuses, and observers had speculated that she may trade in her political career to work the lecture circuit and conservative talk media. But in an interview with the Associated Press she confirmed that she was “looking forward to coming back and bringing a strong, powerful voice to Washington, D.C.”

While Bachmann’s district faces some significant restructuring that may make her re-election campaign more problematic, political observers and state Republican Party functionaries predict she will have little problem retaining her congressional seat. “I don’t really expect that she’ll have any difficulty winning re-election,” state GOP official Jim Knoblach told the St. Cloud Times newspaper.

Bachmann told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that she was “very thrilled to be in the position that I am today, and I am looking forward to continuing. Obviously we’ll see what happens with these [redistricting] maps… But I do intend to run again.”

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