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Michele Bachmann Weighs Running for Al Franken's Senate Seat

("The Jim Bakker Show"/YouTube)

By    |   Tuesday, 02 January 2018 02:05 PM

Former Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann said she's considering a run for the Senate seat vacated by the forced retirement of Sen. Al Franken.

A recent guest on "The Jim Bakker Show," Bachmann, the former Tea Party Republican from Minnesota, told the former TV evangelist that she's weighing the call vs. the enormous "price to pay" for politicians of faith.

"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 told Bakker. "The question is, 'Should it be me? Should it be now?'

Franken's last day as a senator was Tuesday; the Democrat was forced to resign over multiple accusations of sexual harassment.

"There's also a price you pay and the price is bigger than ever because the swamp is so toxic," Bachmann told Bakker. "My husband and I aren't money people. That's the thing. We're normal."

Bachmann had a reported net worth of $1.3 million in 2013, good for 183rd in the House.

"It is really tough; if you are going against the tide in D.C. — if you are trying to stand for biblical principles in D.C. and you stick your head up out of the hole, the blades come whirring and they try to chop you off," Bachmann said.

Bachmann resigned from Congress after a failed presidential run in 2012, one that resulted in federal investigations into staff members running afoul of federal campaign finance laws. Another was sentenced for stealing.

Bachmann said her presidential run was "wildly successful" because she single-handedly forced the issue on Obamacare.

"I trust in a big God and so he got us over all those finish lines, but I also believed I was supposed to run for president. I didn't even run because I thought I was going to win. I ran to put the whole issue of Obamacare front and ahead before the American people," Bachmann said.

"I moved the debate. I fulfilled the calling that God gave me," Bachmann told Bakker.

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Former Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann said she's considering a run for the Senate seat vacated by the forced retirement of Sen. Al Franken.
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