After a failed run for the Presidency in 2012, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann continued to push her extremist agenda on the American public with the same reckless abandon she had since President Obama was elected in 2008. From my perspective she was the last TEA-Party extremist I would have expected to leave congress. I was wrong. In a video released on her website this morning, Bachmann announced that she will not be seeking reelection in 2014.
Her failed bid for the Presidency last year did place her congressional seat at possible risk, and democrats have been raising money to boot her out in 2014. Her announcement today improves the prospects for the Republicans to keep her seat in their hands, as the lightning rod for democratic opposition will be removed from the field of play.
My guess is that Mrs. Bachman will go the way of Sarah Palin and gain a lucrative, but short-lived stint as a Fox News contributor once she leaves office.
Here is her announcement:
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