Bachmann won't run for Franken's Senate seat because she did not hear a 'call from God'

Bachmann won't run for Franken's Senate seat because she did not hear a 'call from God'
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Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannGillibrand becomes latest candidate scrutinized for how she eats on campaign trail Trump will give State of Union to sea of opponents Yes, condemn Roseanne, but ignoring others is true hypocrisy MORE has decided that she will not run for former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenVirginia can be better than this Harris off to best start among Dems in race, say strategists, donors Virginia scandals pit Democrats against themselves and their message MORE’s (D) Minnesota seat, saying that she did not get a “sense from the lord” that she should launch a bid.

“It became very clear to me that I wasn’t hearing any call from God to do this,” Bachmann told radio host Jan Markell, as reported Monday by Minnesota Public Radio.

Bachmann, a former GOP representative and presidential candidate, said in a January interview that she was considering running for Franken’s seat, and that she would be “asking God” if she should run.

Days later, a billboard in St. Paul depicted “God” telling Bachmann that she shouldn’t.

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Franken stepped down from the Senate early this year after several accusations of sexual misconduct against him prompted multiple Democratic colleagues to call for his resignation.

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina SmithTina Flint SmithContractor back pay not included in shutdown deal Push to include contractor back pay in funding deal hits GOP roadblock Dems seeking path to Senate majority zero-in on Sun Belt MORE (D) was sworn in as Franken’s replacement, and she has said she will run in November in a special election to finish the last two years of his term.

Bachmann served eight years in Congress and ran for president in 2012, dropping out after the Iowa caucus. She serves as a member of President TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration MORE’s evangelical advisory board.