Former congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is considering a return to politics. Bachmann, who represented Minnesota’s 6th district until 2015, told the Jim Bakker Show, in an interview that was aired last week, she is considering running for Senate in this November’s special election to fill Al Franken’s old seat. “I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat,” Bachmann said. “The only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate,” she said, later adding, “The question is should it be me? Should it be now? But there’s also a price you pay. And the price is bigger than ever because the swamp is so toxic.”
Bachmann has had issues in the private sector in the past. Her counseling care clinics have come under fire over the years as they have been accused of using gay conversion therapy. Bachmann, during her career in the House, was one of the most controversial members with her hard right stances on issues. She was the founder of the Tea Party caucus in the House. Her past in politics raises a question. Could she actually win the Senate seat in politically purple Minnesota?
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Can Michele Bachmann Win the Senate seat in Minnesota’s special election this November? Does she have a good shot because, in the age of Trump, anything can happen? Or, is she so polarizing, would she be unable to win the primary, much less the general election?
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