Friday, 20 July, 2018

Michele Bachmann says she is mulling a run for US Senate

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith speaks as Gov. Mark Dayton listens during a news conference in St. Paul Minn. as Smith was named to replace fellow Democrat Al Franken in the U.S. Senate Michele Bachmann says she is mulling a run for US Senate
Melinda Barton | 02 January, 2018, 22:22

"The question is: Should it be me, should it be now?"

The former Tea Party-aligned politician said she and her husband are mulling over their options, but are concerned about the cost of running for such high political office.

"I fulfilled the calling that God gave me", Bachmann said of her unsuccessful 2012 presidential run. She said she is asking God if she should enter the race.

Bachmann has been accused of employing gay conversion therapy at her Counseling Care clinics over the years, and the clinics have been hit with health inspector violations in 2005, 2009 and 2017, according to NBC News. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) in the Iowa caucuses.

"If you're going against the tide in D.C., if you're trying to stand for biblical principles, and you stick your head up, the blades come whirring and they try to chop you off", Bachmann said during the Bakker interview.

A number of names are swirling as potential opponents to Smith and former Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is expressing interest. "We're trying to be wise".

Former Democrat Senator Al Franken officially resigned at noon central time Tuesday after writing a letter to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.

She'll hold the seat until a special election in November determine who will serve the balance of Franken's second term, which ends in 2020.

Smith is to be sworn in Wednesday, with a public reenactment at around 11:25 the old Senate chamber.