First Potential Bachmann Successor Emerges In Minnesota

AP

Former state Rep. Tom Emmer jumped into contention for outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann’s seat in the 2014 Minnesota congressional race as expected on Wednesday.

The 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate told a crowd of supporters in Delano, Minn. that he has “never felt more compelled in my life to serve,” according to the Star Tribune.

Last week, Bachmann announced in a video that she would not seek a fifth term in the House.

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