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May 29, 2013 - 4:29 am

In her own words:

“My decision was not influenced by any concerns about my being re-elected,” Bachmann said. She narrowly won a fourth term in 2012 over Democrat Jim Graves, a hotel chain founder who is running again in 2014.

Bachmann also said, “This decision was not impacted in any way by the recent inquiries into the activities of my former presidential campaign.” In January, a former Bachmann aide filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, claiming Bachmann made improper payments to an Iowa state senator who was the state chairman of her 2012 presidential run. The aide, Peter Waldron, also accused Bachmann of other FEC violations.

A vocal opponent of the health care overhaul and other policies of President Barack Obama, Bachmann promised her supporters, “I will continue to work overtime for the next 18 months in Congress defending the same Constitutional Conservative values we have worked so hard on together.”

As for her plans beyond Congress, Bachmann said, “There is no future option or opportunity, be it directly in the political arena or otherwise, that I won’t be giving serious consideration if it can help save and protect our great nation.”

Is she setting herself up for a Senate run, or have recent the allegations and investigations driven her from politics?

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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I was fond of her until she ran for President. Her campaign was a ruinous series of revelations of ego and arrogance.
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And don't forget, at the end, "desperate." That's what caused her to make that national career-ending plea to autism paranoiacs/activists mentioned below by CampRunamok.
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It has been downhill for Bachmann ever since that outburst about vaccines and autism/retardation. It only takes a momentary lapse to kill a political career. Too bad, really, as she had real promise as a national figure at first.

Get out the ketchup, mustard and relish. Michelle is done.
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"Is she setting herself up for a Senate run, or have recent the allegations and investigations driven her from politics?"

If she hasn't been driven out by all she's already had to endure by virtue of being an attractive female conservative, then she's not being driven out by recent developments. My guess is she's got plans or heath issues, or a family member with health issues.
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