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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 BachmannEvangelicals shouldn't be defending Trump in tiff over editorial Mellman: The 'lane theory' is the wrong lane to be in White House backs Stephen Miller amid white nationalist allegations MORE has decided that she will not run for former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenHarrison seen as front-runner to take over DNC at crucial moment The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump, Biden clash over transition holdup, pandemic plans The Hill's Morning Report - Fearing defeat, Trump claims 'illegal' ballots 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.

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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 TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills MORE’s evangelical advisory board.