Franken Officially Resigns from Senate

Sen. Michelle Fischbach
Sen. Michelle Fischbach
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03 January, 2018

Former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, a one-time presidential candidate, told a broadcaster that she has been asked to run for the Senate, but has not decided. Al Franken's Minnesota seat.

Bachmann, who represented a Minnesota district in the House for eight years, said on "The Jim Bakker Show" that people were urging her to run, and that she was waiting for a sign from God as to whether she should enter the race.

Al Franken resigned his position as of noon Tuesday, Jan. 2, leaving fellow Democrat Amy Klobuchar as the state's lone senator. Should it be now? "And the price is bigger than ever because the swamp is so toxic". His departure was strategic, Bachmann suggested, because Democrats want to use sexual harassment as an issue in upcoming campaigns. She is expected to run in November's special election. Also announcing she will run this year is Sen.

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"My husband and I aren't money people", she said, "If you're a billionaire, maybe you can defend yourself".

Bachmann said she would go back to Washington to advocate for Christian principles, which have largely influenced her post-congressional career. She would likely face Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, D-Minn., who was appointed to fill Franken's seat on an interim basis.


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