Rep. Michele BachmannMichele BachmannWill Trump back women’s museum? Michele Bachmann on Trump victory: ‘God did this’ The right-wing wants a revolution, and we had better pay attention MORE (R-Minn.) will not run for reelection to her House seat while she runs in the GOP presidential primary, she said Tuesday.
That would give her time to test her support among Republican primary voters before choosing whether to continue on with her presidential campaign.
Bachmann, a Tea Party favorite, announced Monday night during the GOP presidential primary debate in New Hampshire that she had filed paperwork to run for president.
According to Bachmann's campaign, state law bars a major party candidate from running for president and Congress on the same ballot, the AP reported.