Michele Bachmann says she is mulling a run for US Senate

  • Michele Bachmann says she is mulling a run for US Senate

Michele Bachmann says she is mulling a run for US Senate

Bachmann served five terms in Congress and ran for president in 2012, a race that ended with a defeat in the Iowa caucus.

"I've had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat", Bachmann said.

Bachmann said she would go back to Washington to advocate for Christian principles, which have largely influenced her post-congressional career. Should it be now? But there's also a price to pay.

Michele Bachmann, the deeply conservative former congresswoman and one-time presidential contender, said she is considering running for Al Franken's former Senate seat in Minnesota.

"We're trying to be wise", Bachmann continued, suggesting that Franken was dropped by Democrats because the party wants to be able to hurl false accusations against Republicans in coming elections. One woman said he forcibly tried to kiss her in 2006, an accusation he vehemently denied. She decided against running for re-election in 2014, after almost being defeated by a Democratic challenger two years earlier.

"I'm not saying that he didn't do some bad boy things".

She falsely claimed in 2011 that HPV vaccines might cause mental retardation. "If you're going against the tide in D.C. and taking a stand for biblical principles in D.C.this is not an easy place to be".

Franken's announcement last month that he would resign came after a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star.