Bachmann told Sean Hannity, “I’m not going away.” She said that she hadn’t made any specific decisions about what to do when her current term expires, but indicated that she was seeking a “different perch,” the Washington Post noted.
When asked if she would run for office again, Bachmann said, “that could happen.” She admitted that running for the White House in 2016 wasn’t her “number one item,” but said that she would consider all options
Last month, Bachmann surprised political observers by announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in the House of Representatives. A long-time favorite of conservatives and the Tea Party, Bachmann has been criticized for her firebrand rhetoric. She launched a presidential campaign last year that ended without winning a single state and only narrowly retained her seat against a strong Democrat challenge in November.
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