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Published On: Wed, May 29th, 2013

Michelle Bachmann: ‘I have decided next year I will not seek a fifth Congressional term’

Just a few short months after being reelected to her fourth term as Representative of Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann has already announced still will not run for reelection in 2014, according to a video message to constituents Tuesday.

Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann Image/Video Screen Shot

Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann
Image/Video Screen Shot

The 57-year-old Bachmann said, “After serious consideration, I am confident this is the right decision.” Just as the President is limited to eight years in office, Bachmann says, eight years is long enough for a representative to serve in a congressional district.

Bachmann, early in her announcement, expresses two caveats that she says had nothing to do with her decision.

First, the Congresswoman says, “Be assured, my decision was not in anyway influenced by any concerns about my being reelected to Congress.

“I’ve always defeated candidates in the past that were capable, qualified and well-funded. And I have every confidence that if I ran, I would defeat the individual that I defeated last year.”

More interestingly, Bachmann second caveat is the recent inquiries into her presidential campaign.

As the New York Times reminds us, her announcement comes as the Office of Congressional Ethics looks into claims by Ms. Bachmann’s former campaign aides that she may have improperly used money raised by one of her House-affiliated political action committees to help her presidential bid in the run-up to the Iowa presidential caucuses in January 2012.

Mrs. Bachmann later goes on to discuss the future of the United States. “Unfortunately today I am even more concerned about our country’s future than I’ve ever been in the past, she said. “On so many issues, we’re clearly on the wrong track.”

She discusses a wide array of topics that fall under that umbrella–“ultimate risk of the destruction of our entire economic system”, Muslim Jihadi terrorists and issues of foreign policy.

Bachmann closes her video saying, “I fully anticipate the mainstream liberal media to put a detrimental spin, on my decision not to seek a fifth term.”

 

 

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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