Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-06) said she is considering a Senate bid for the seat left open by former Sen. Al Franken (D).
“I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat, and the only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate,” Bachmann said in an interview with Jim Bakker Tuesday. “The question is should it be me? Should it be now?”
Bachmann cited the cost of running as a factor she is weighing in her decision.
“‘We’re not money people. You know you can have frivolous lawsuits filed against you all the time and then what do you do,” she said. (Jim Bakker Show)
“Even now, Bachmann has $1.67 million in her old House campaign account that she could move into a Senate race.” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
MAKING IT OFFICIAL. Franken “officially submitted his resignation on Tuesday after being pressured late last year to step down in the face of sexual misconduct allegations.”
“I am grateful to Minnesotans for giving me the chance to serve our state and our nation, and I am proud to have worked on their behalf,” Franken wrote in the letter to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D). (The Hill)