Al Franken officially resigned his senate seat after facing mounting allegations of groping and forcing himself on women.
The resignation triggered a special election in 2018 to fill the remainder of his current term.
Now, one former Minnesota politician may have her eyes set on a comeback.
Former Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she’s been asked to consider running for Franken’s seat.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said Tuesday she is considering running for Al Franken’s Senate seat, but is worried she will face disastrous attacks from the media and Democrats as a Christian politician.
“I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat, and the only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate,” Bachmann said in an interview with Jim Bakker Tuesday. “The question is should it be me? Should it be now?”
The former Tea Party-aligned politician said she and her husband are mulling over their options, but are concerned about the cost of running for such high political office.
“There’s also a price you pay and the price is bigger than ever because the swamp is so toxic … My husband and I aren’t money people. And that’s the thing. We’re normal … If you’re a billionaire, you can maybe defend yourself. We’re not money people. You know you can have frivolous lawsuits filed against you all the time and then what do you do?” Bachmann asked.
“It is really tough if you are going against the tide in D.C. — if you are trying to stand for biblical principles in D.C. and you stick your head up out of the hole, the blades come roaring and they come to chop you off,” she added.
During her time in office, Bachmann was popular with many Tea Party supporters and Christian conservatives.
She also proved her fundraising prowess in the 2010 election cycle, raising $13.5 million — more than half of which came from small donors contributing $200 or less.
It would suggest that if she jumps into the race, she could be well positioned to challenge Democrats for the seat.
Meanwhile, as Michelle Malkin points out, liberals are already mocking Bachmann for praying about her decision.
I've counted 16 lib journos so far tweeting snide mockery of Michele Bachmann for asking God's help in deciding whether to run for Senate.
Keep openly mocking people who lean on their faith when making momentous life decisions, geniuses.
Marginalize yourselves into oblivion.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 2, 2018
What are your thoughts?
Should Michele Bachmann run to replace Al Franken? If not, who would you rather see run for the seat?