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. Publius Novus

    The voters of MN-6 have an opportunity to demonstrate their maturity and intelligence by giving this person the boot. What will they do?

    January 25, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  2. realitybites

    but gained an outsized profile in the [ast three years for her vocal support of the tea party movement and her presidential bid.

    You mean gained and overinflated ego and overestimated perception of God's plan for her. Hope she loses. She's an embarrasment to the Republican party and congress. I hate to say it but, no so much as Puke Greengrinch.

    January 25, 2012 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  3. Expat American

    Surely there has to be enough good decent folks in MN to vote her out this time around. This crazy Jesus Christ Superstar Conservative Buffoon needs to go away and finally start that late night cable access comedy show with her equally stupid twin Sarah Palin.

    January 25, 2012 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  4. William dodge

    Vote this crazy women out

    January 25, 2012 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  5. Beverly - NYC

    Okay Minnesota you have a chance to correct this mistake. She does nothing for her district,she has not sponsored or initiated one piece of legislation her entire timein Washington, her dog Boomer with his snazzy sunglasses would be a better representative.

    January 25, 2012 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  6. Bertelan

    I really hope she wins. I would hate to lose her. She makes the Republicans, Tea Party, and all Minnesotans look SO darn intelligent, tolerant, etc.

    Does serving on the Intelligence Committee NOT require intelligence?

    January 25, 2012 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  7. Thomas

    I was hoping she would move to Texas and start a new career .

    January 25, 2012 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  8. Bertelan

    She is crazy, crazy, crazy. It's great fun!

    January 25, 2012 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  9. donna

    She won't win. She absolutely burned Ron Paul at the stake during her Iowa campaign, even lying about Iran to do so. Before things started, she had endorsed his run for the Presidency. It's all on YT. It just underscores her ability to tell a lie whenever she's cornered or wants power. That kind of two-faced poisonous snake will never make it round again once exposed. Her time is over.

    January 25, 2012 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  10. Cardog

    Maybe the state of Minnesota, after having a chance to observe this woman during her short run for president, will send her home to raise her children she broadcasted so much.

    January 25, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  11. luvUamerica

    Anyone running against the birther, let me know where to send the money!

    January 26, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  12. Jon

    That's nice. Let us know who her opponent winds up being... so I can donate to his or her campaign. Nutty as Washington is, Congress is not a lunatic asylum.

    January 26, 2012 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  13. vet in tx

    For every campaign donation, you receive a nice big blowpop stamp on your forehead

    January 26, 2012 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  14. mk1

    I sure hope the people of MN are as smart as everyone else and realizes what a fool she really is.

    January 26, 2012 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  15. ThinkAgain

    I hope they boot her fanny back to her government-subsidized farm ...

    January 26, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  16. jasper

    Michele Bachman, please just LEAVE politics peacefully and quietly and return to beneath the rock from which you climbed from. Do this for the greater good of mankind. It is the honorable thing to do.

    January 26, 2012 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  17. ct

    two words= GET LOST!!!

    January 26, 2012 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  18. Video Guy

    May God help the USA and the 6th District of Minnesota.

    January 26, 2012 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  19. kat

    I trust you. please run.

    January 26, 2012 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  20. BeverlyNC

    Please Democrats – run anyone against this ignorant extremist. She has embarrassed MN so much I think she could be easily defeated. She should focus instead on remedial education so she learns how our government works, how it was formed, who the Founding Fathers were, what's in the Constitution, and basic American history and the people who influenced its principles. She also needs to be held accountable for all her govt subsidies she does not qualify for.

    January 26, 2012 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  21. ufadoof

    She is the ultimate socialist.

    January 26, 2012 03:19 am at 3:19 am |
  22. Just a thought

    Minnesotans, if you people re-elect this imbeccile, we are going to expel your state from the Union.

    I mean for pete sake, listening to this idiot has about as much appeal, as listening to finger nails dragging across a chalk board...please make it stop

    January 26, 2012 03:22 am at 3:22 am |
  23. Lisa

    Minnesota-it's up to you to kick this insufferable twit to the curb for good. Don't let us down!

    January 26, 2012 03:23 am at 3:23 am |
  24. s

    Please this is the funniest thing I heard so far today HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    January 26, 2012 04:14 am at 4:14 am |
  25. tim12

    backman probably run again next time. write a book, get some attention,

    January 26, 2012 04:25 am at 4:25 am |
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