Bachmann will run for reelection
January 25th, 2012
09:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Bachmann will run for reelection

(CNN) – U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who dropped a bid for the GOP presidential nomination in January, will run for re-election to Congress in 2012, her campaign said Wednesday.

Bachmann's political future had been in question ever since she announced she was suspending her presidential campaign on January 4, the day after finishing sixth in the Iowa caucuses. Bachmann has represented Minnesota's sixth district since 2007, but gained an outsized profile in the last three years for her vocal support of the tea party movement and her presidential bid.

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Bachmann's campaign spokesman, Guy Short, confirmed Wednesday she would seek reelection for her seat, noting there were "more details to come" on her official announcement.

Minnesota is still redrawing its congressional districts, making the contours of Bachmann's region uncertain. However, no other candidates have announced they are running for the seat. The district includes northern and eastern suburbs of the Twin Cities and has been represented by a Republican since 2003.

Bachmann serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which was noted frequently in her speeches the campaign trail.

CNN's Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report.

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Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Minnesota
soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Marry

    Bachmann showed the whole county that she is an embarrassment with her very annoying talk and no substance. She represents all that is wrong with Congress – not what is in the interest of the people! There must be a better, classier, smarter, more solution oriented person available to represented Minnesota's sixth district! Perhaps even a Democrat?

    January 26, 2012 05:07 am at 5:07 am |
  2. Marie MD

    Thanks. I am sending money to Clarke again if she decides to run against this cretin. I can't imagine that after making herself the biggest fool during the campaign (well, one of them) that the people of MN district 6 would once again vote for this idiot!

    January 26, 2012 06:22 am at 6:22 am |
  3. steve

    i hope the citizens of minn are too smart to re-elect you

    January 26, 2012 06:22 am at 6:22 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Government is not the problem, republicans like Bachmann are the problem.

    January 26, 2012 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  5. corncop

    Why doesn't she run for the hills instead! Just go somewhere and hide. Everyone has had more than enough of her extremist thinking. If reelected, she will only be a stumbling block in the way of any progress in the Congress Please, go the way of Palin and fade off into the sunset!

    January 26, 2012 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
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