“8 years is enough,” says Rep. Michele Bachmann.
“Rep. Michele Bachmann says she won’t see re-election in 2014,” writes Matt Sepic for MPR News.
“The 4-term congresswoman announced her decision in a nearly 9-minute video posted on her website early Wednesday morning.
“Bachmann said in the video that the decision wasn’t the result of doubts about her ability to win re-election.
“‘Be assured, my decision was not in any way influenced by my concerns about my being re-elected to Congress,’ she said. ‘I’ve always in the past defeated candidates that were capable, qualified and well funded.'”
Bachmann, a hero to many conservatives and tea party advocates … saw her fortunes rise and fall quickly in the 2012 race for the GOP presidential nomination.
The Minnesota Republican said that, "the law limits anyone from serving as president of the United States for more than 8 years … in my opinion, well, 8 years is also long enough for an individual to serve as a representative for a specific congressional district." She said she will remain in Congress through the end of her term, which expires after the 2014 election.
via The Two-Way.
Today’s Question: What do you think about Michele Bachmann’s decision not to run for reelection in the 6th District?