Bachmann won’t take run for governor completely off the table

I spoke with GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann at the GOP State Central Committee meeting yesterday. I asked her whether she would be interested in running for governor in 2010. She said she’s happy with her job in Washington, but wouldn’t completely rule out a run for governor.

“It would have to be if I felt like I was supposed to do it and right now I feel like I’m where I’m supposed to be. If my heart moved in the other direction and I had the tug, I’d do it. I wouldn’t be afraid to run for office. I just don’t feel the tug.”

To be clear, Bachmann said she’s happy in Washington but wouldn’t completely rule out a run for governor when pressed.

Several Republican activists and consultants say they think Bachmann would be the odds-on favorite to win the GOP endorsement if she entered the race. And Norm Coleman, who is still fighting in the courts to win the 2008 U.S. Senate race, also wouldn’t take a potential run off the table. He emphasized, however, that his primary focus is the U.S. Senate race.

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  • MarkInAustin

    Is the MN R Party bereft of leadership?

  • Perhaps reality should (take it off the table.)

    Greater point: Matters of extent, what we continue to need as persons, citizens and a would be great nation. Better personhood, if citizenship is a requirement. Better citizenship, if nation building and maintenance are requirements. Better nationhood, if allies and friends are a requirement. Would offer national, regional, local and neighborhoods as poster boys and girls for the present state of our state, the once United States of America. Note: recalling that among North America, Central America and South America there are three Americas, not one. That there are millions upon millions of Americans, not just a chosen few, self-appointed, self-anointed, who live among us here in the not-so-United States. Most of the school children of the world understand these things. Their parents and grandparents for far too long. What’s not to learn here? dc.