Bachmann never endorsed after dropping out, but some of her staffers went to work for Santorum. More recently, Bachmann has been speaking highly of Romney, telling NBC’s Meet the Press in April that she is “very seriously looking at an endorsement for Mitt Romney.”
Bachmann is up for reelection in November, and while she raised an impressive $550,000 in the first three months of 2012, she also has more than $1 million in debt leftover from her unsuccessful White House bid.
Bachmann’s home was redrawn into a left-leaning district with a Democratic incumbent during redistricting, but the Tea Party favorite opted to run instead in the open Republican-leaning district that resembled her old district. House members in Minnesota are not required to live in the district they represent.
A few Democrats are vying to take her on, including hotel magnate Jim Graves, who has the ability to self-fund his challenge.