Skip to comments.Rep. Michele Bachmann says she will not run for re-election in 2014
Posted on 05/29/2013 1:25:51 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she will not run for re-election in 2014, ending her tenure as the representative from Minnesota's sixth congressional district after four terms.
In a video released on her website early Wednesday , Bachmann says that, in her opinion, if presidents can only serve eight years that length of time is sufficient for her to serve in Congress.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
I’m sad too. That is the trouble with principles - you only have them if you stick to them. I’m not sure, but I imagine she is the type that rails against the cronies in government that hold their seats forever, and end up just becoming the recipients of pork bills, rather than getting anything done or changed. I hope that she is setting her sights on bigger things.
When is Franken up for re-election....
Wait for the other shoe to drop on this one.
This being leftist MN, she has probably maxed out on her rise. She won by only 1% last time and she was facing a rematch with the same guy (although I expect ‘14 to be a better GOP year, it still wasn’t in the bag for her). Of course, there are two key races up there next year, against the execrable Governor Dayton and Sen. Frankenstein.
Bummer....she was strong on conservative values and leadership
I hope the RINO liberal non-leadership did not push her
Aww damn... Conservatives will lose a strong, reliable voice in Congress. She’s in a tough spot, defending her seat in an already leftist state that’s lurching even further leftward by the day.
Minnesota doesn’t deserve her.
Bear in mind the rotten GOPe treatment of no help, money or otherwise, during her campaign.
I have to wonder if that is helping weigh down her decision not to run as well...
She is busy defending ethics charges. She squeaked by last time and with her current problems probably figured time to go. She will not run for Senate.
She was treated shabbily. I don’t blame her one bit. Maybe she will run for senator from another state, but I doubt it. That doesn’t seem like her. Godspeed, Congresswoman Bachmann.
Thanks GOPe for not financially supporting Bachmann after saying you would on Mark Levin’s show.
This is sad news. Bachmann tried to derail Obamacare and the GOP leadership were stumbling to follow.
I hope the RINO liberal non-leadership did not push her>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Of course they pushed her out. Thats what this is all about:
assassination of the Tea Party by the joint activity of Obama, The IRS, and the GOP RINOfaction.
Michelle was far too effective in her work to expose the slide of the USA into a minority driven nationalist socialist autocracy.
I hope Michelle runs for the presidency, or at least helps with the campaign to elect a Tea Party president.History will show that Michelle was prescient and she deserves the thanks of the entire nation.
This is called leadership and actually walking the walk.
My cynicism grows deeper every day.
My latest thought process is after observing McCain, and hearing about the IRS, and Boenher not doing anything about it this a year or so ago are this....
I am convinced the E-GOP was more Comfortable with an Obama win, ( Romney would have made them reinvent Government ) and in unison but by a blank unspoken proxy to destroy the Tea Parties.
It was a two-fer to keep the incestuous bacchanalian orgy of power, us vs them politics, kicking the can down the road, and egos going for as long as they can to keep their net worth above 7 digits.
I hope Michelle is leaving not slink away under the specter of investigations, but to join with Palin, Cain, and West and anyone else that wants a New Party...
Because at this point, IMHO the E-GOP is over as they truly suck on ice...
Thanks for posting lets see what comments are
I see the tea party movement rising again.
Boy does this suck! Not only will we lose this seat but we lose an incredible conservative. Hopefully she will prepare for a presidential run for 2016.
At somepoint yes...
Who cares about a 501(c)(4) status, just operate by passing the hat, or get an accountant etc. just unplug from all that crap don't play their game, as I understand it politcial speech is still part of the 1st Admendment.
But at somepoint people may not even fear the IRS and all the snooping and go forward without fear with God as their Co-Pilot. This is bigger and a more multi-dimensional battle going on here, The Tea Parties are just a vessel...
I really doubt we’ve seen the last of her. How many times have we seen these people support term limits for decades?
I call this leadership by example.
Yes. This stinks. Even though she says this had nothing to do with Iowa hacks, I think it did.
Bachmann outspent her opponent 7 to 1 in the last election. Exactly how much money does she need?
I have a crazy theory that she only barely won re-election because she is not well liked, not because of some nefarious Rove plot.
Wow, just two months ago a lot people here was upset that she supported John Boehner for speaker... Talk about a lot of phonies..
I don’t believe she is well liked in her state. She is Conservative , her state is not.
It’s a good move on her part. Only the crazed beat their head against a wall.
She was right about so many things the rest hadn’t the balls to even speak about. Especially about Hillary’s Muslim girl friend.
Not to worry about her, though: she has her pension, her health-care, and her dacha by the lake. She won't suffer.
But we will.
So I am not crazy, the E-GOP does suck on ice, and it is time for a new party for us...
They could repeal it with a majority in the House and 51 in the Senate because of how it was passed, all that would have been needed was Romney to sign it's repeal.
Instead they will wait until they get in power, and put their spin on it, to re-invent it in their E-GOP image, rather that return liberty back to US.
Geldings the whole lot of them....
Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects?
“The aide, Peter Waldron...”
That’s what she gets for hiring a gay guy. Well, actually, I don’t know if he’s gay, but all of the Republican pollsters seem to be gay now, so it wouldn’t surprise me if he doesn’t have a wife and kids.
In an off-year election I suspect she would have won re-election in her district more easily than she did in 2012.
I alluded to that in a thread above this one. Yes... I think she will crush the fagot.
reid is embroiled in campaign scandal and corruption... his largest bundler is going to jail over it.
Well, this sucks. Michelle and Sarah now both on the outside.
But at least we have Murkowski!
I guess Wetterling or Graves will likely be our next 4th District Congresscritter.
Stupid move and I suspect ulterior motive. There aren’t any term limits in the Constitution for a reason. For a Federal Rep to step down is ludicrous. They exist to be the people’s tripwire and all this does is embolden the bureaucracy.
Franken’s approval numbers are solid and the Republican Party in MN is in complete dissary. I do not see him getting beat. He also has a huge war chest. Nobody of substance wants to run and Klobachar just won re-election by a huge number.
Agreed. You can only run from a district that supports you.
Redistricting did not help Bachmann and neither did the predictable campaign of slime from the Minneapolis Red Star and Sickle. A conservative can retain that seat.
Fat chance Americans will have to limit the terms of the congressrats to two two year terms.
As far as the Senate is concerned, the selection process needs to revert to senators being selected by their respective state legislatures for two four year terms.
“She is busy defending ethics charges.”
Which get dropped when she leaves office because she’ll be able to make enough money to fight them. See Palin.
Very classy indeed. I wish, however, that she would not be the one to try to start such a trend with term limits. Why can't it be people like McCain instead?
Hopefully she will change her mind but I respect her decision as much as I wish it was not true.
I hate to hear this more than anything! She was the only thing standing between MN and sheer idiocy!
Great advice for all, thanks Taildragger! who is the new Joe McC?
She was also one of the few (along with Rep Goehmert and others) with courage to talk about the MB influence in the WH/admin.
Rep. Bachmann understands the problem of Obamanation.
Ponder this old bromide:
When everyone around you are losing their heads and you are not, perhaps it is because you do not understand the problem.
Now revisit, (in thought), the problem awareness of Bachmann and Boehner.
Nobody is more comfortable co-existing with Obamanation than ol Blue Eyes Boehner.
Yup, the sorry, clueless, RINOs in The House have put their trust in laid back Boehner, while Bachmann gets ready to be nominated as Allen Wests Veep in 2016, IMHO.
When she ran for president she attacked Palin and helped Romney win the primary with that Newt-Romney-Newt-Romney garbage and by blocking any criticism of Romney in the debates. She was a disappointment.
I’m at the point where I look at both parties as the same. The GOP actively opposes the Tea Party, which means they oppose me. I am party-less since I am in no way a Libertarian.
That was my first thought as well.