Bachmann says she won't run for re-election

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, May 29, 2013.


    Bachmann says she won't run for re-election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, a conservative firebrand and a favorite of tea party Republicans, said Wednesday she will not run for another term in the U.S. House.

    Bachmann, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination last year, announced her decision in a video on her website.

    "My decision was not influenced by any concerns about my being re-elected," Bachmann said. She narrowly won a fourth term in 2012 over Democrat Jim Graves, a hotel chain founder who is running again in 2014.

    Bachmann also said, "This decision was not impacted in any way by the recent inquiries into the activities of my former presidential campaign." In January, a former Bachmann aide filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, claiming Bachmann made improper payments to an Iowa state senator who was the state chairman of her 2012 presidential run. The aide, Peter Waldron, also accused Bachmann of other FEC violations.

    A vocal opponent of the health care overhaul and other policies of President Barack Obama, Bachmann promised her supporters, "I will continue to work overtime for the next 18 months in Congress defending the same Constitutional Conservative values we have worked so hard on together."

    As for her plans beyond Congress, Bachmann said, "There is no future option or opportunity, be it directly in the political arena or otherwise, that I won't be giving serious consideration if it can help save and protect our great nation."
  2. Her crazy lying ass knew she wasn't getting re elected .One the craziest people and biggest liars in Congress is on the way out and that seat will be going to a democrat...

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  3. Max E.

    Max E.

    Lol, if nothing else, ak, i got to give you credit for your sheer willingness to make a complete ass of yourself in defense of all things obama. Just a day ago you are telling us all how there is nothing to see in the numerous scandals in the obama admin, then today, you post an obscure article directed at at an irrelevant figure within the gop.

    Your willingness to make yourself look ignorant in the defense of a hopelessly incompetent scumbag seems to be unmatched by anyone i have ever seen.
  4. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Max, just sent you a PM. I encourage everyone who considers him to be a troll to simply stop posting to this idiot's threads. Within a few hours they'll all be buried to the second page and beyond. Not saying we shouldn't engage his stupidity in other threads, but if enough of us just don't pay attention to the threads he begins, they'll vanish.
  5. Hey Tao pspr puts up a multiple of stupid threads compared to AK, what's the plan there?
  6. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Feel free to create your own plan.
  7. I don't care who starts what threads, I'm free to read or not if I want. Y'all are the ones with posting plans.
  8. I need to know what Palin and 2016 Presidential Hopeful Rubio are up to.
  9. I think Rubio is a good guy and if he stays true to himself and doesn't let the crazy right drag him down he'll do OK.
  10. VVV1234


    Bachmann will soon join the pspr Max E Lucrum Jem cabal. Had she done so 20 years ago a novel congenital disease would have been discovered.
    #10     May 29, 2013