(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.