Michele Bachmann won’t be running in 2014, but you can certainly tell from her video announcement that she is not done yet. This new found freedom will allow her to travel around to TEA party rallies around the nation while helping get conservative candidates elected. We’ve certainly seen that sometimes this is needed even more than office holders. We wish Michele the best and look forward to seeing what she will be able to accomplish in her future endeavors.
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Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, the tea-party favorite who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination last year, said Wednesday that she wouldn’t seek a fifth term in Congress.
The decision, announced in a long video posted on her website, comes after Ms. Bachmann won re-election only narrowly last fall. In another challenge to Ms. Bachmann’s standing, a former aide filed a Federal Election Commission complaint in January alleging that her campaign made improper payments to an Iowa state senator.
The announcement marks a turning point in Congress for tea-party-aligned conservatives. Ms. Bachmann, 57 years old, had embodied the impassioned, populist-fueled rejection of administration policies in President Barack Obama’s first term. She has since been overshadowed by an array of newcomers, including fellow House members such as Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador and Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas.Continue reading on online.wsj.com