Bachmann on Senate run: 'Should it be me?'

Sen. Michelle Fischbach

Sen. Michelle Fischbach

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said Tuesday she is considering running for Al Franken's Senate seat, but is anxious she will face disastrous attacks from the media and Democrats as a Christian politician. But there's also a price you pay. "The price is bigger than ever because the swamp is so toxic", Bachmann said. She said Trump has brought some biblical principles to Washington and she continues to "pray for an imperfect man".

Franken, a former "Saturday Night Live" comedian, first won his Senate seat in 2009.

Minnesota's governor chose Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to immediately replace Franken in the Senate. She plans to run for the seat in a November special election.

"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. "But he didn't do what Harvey Weinstein did", she said.

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

Bachmann recently told televangelist Jim Bakker that she has been praying about the decision since Franken announced plans last month to leave the Senate amid sexual misconduct allegations. In her interview with Bakker, she referenced the clinics, claiming that false allegations had left her clinics almost bankrupt twice.

Bachmann, who represented Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District from 2007-14, unsuccessfully ran for the 2012 Republican nomination for president. She decided against running for re-election in 2014, after almost being defeated by a Democratic challenger two years earlier.

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