Michele Bachmann: Why Isn’t Anyone Speculating That I’ll Run For President?

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said Tuesday “there’s a chance” she may run again for President in 2016 and she wonders why no one in the media has been speculating about it.

RealClearPolitics asked Bachmann, who ran for President in 2012, whether she planned to make a second bid for the White House after she leaves Congress at the end of her term. Bachmann said she was considering it.

“The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running,” she told RCP. “They haven’t speculated, for instance, that I’m going to run. What if I decide to run? And there’s a chance I could run.”

The four-term congresswoman said her “practice” in the 2012 race would give her an advantage. However, if she were to run again, she said she would be sure to develop a strong framework for her campaign and would announce her decision to run earlier than she did last time.

“I haven’t made a decision one way or another if I’m going to run again, but I think the organization is probably the key,” she told RCP. “To have an organization and people who surround you who are loyal, who are highly competent, who know how to be able to run the ball down the field in state after state.”

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Bachmann’s last bid for the Oval Office has drawn the scrutiny of multiple investigations, including one by the FBI. She announced in May 2013 that she would not seek a fifth term in Congress. However, the congresswoman told the Associated Press her decision “was not impacted in any way” by questions about her Presidential campaign.

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