Michele Bachmann Will Seek 4th Term

Despite Fox interview that muddied the issue
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2012 10:15 AM CST
Michele Bachmann Will Seek 4th Term
Michele Bachmann center arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 24, 2012, for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Michele Bachmann will indeed seek a fourth term in the House, she tells the AP today—though she also gave an interview on Fox News that confused the issue slightly. Asked if she'd be running on Fox today, Bachmann seemed caught off guard, according to the Hill. "I, very—yes," she said. "I believe I'll be looking at that." But in the AP interview she was much more confident. "I'm looking forward to coming back and bringing a strong, powerful voice to Washington, DC," she said.

The Minnesota rep has been quiet since her presidential campaign went belly-up, fostering suspicions she might run for Senate or resign entirely. But even her re-election to the House isn't a gimme: In a recent Public Policy Polling survey of Minnesota, a mere 37% said Bachmann should run, though Politico notes that those numbers come from the entire state, not just her district. The poll does indicate, however, that a Senate run would be ill-advised; Bachmann would be a 23-point underdog to popular Democratic incumbent Amy Klobuchar. (More Michele Bachmann stories.)

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