Breaking News

Bachmann Will Not Seek Reelection
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Controversial Congressional Representative and former Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann has announced that she will not seek reelection in 2014. Representing Minnesota, the extremely conservative Bachmann has represented her Congressional district for eight years, and did not give a specific reason for declining to run for another term, though she did indicate that her decision has nothing to do with the ongoing ethics investigation into alleged misconduct during her presidential campaign in 2012.

The Huffington Post reports that Bachmann made the announcement via a video posted to both her website and Facebook page.

  
What
Where


“After a great deal of thought and deliberation, I have decided that I will not seek a fifth congressional term,” said Bachmann in the video. “After serious consideration, I am confident that this is the right decision. Be assured, my decision was not in any way influenced by concerns about my being reelected to Congress. I have every confidence that, if I ran again, I would defeat the individual who I defeated last year, who has recently announced that he is once again running.

Bachmann compares her four terms in Congress, totaling eight years, to the eight years that a person can serve as the president of the United States. She says that, while other representatives can make their own determination, she felt that eight years was the right amount of time for her to represent Minnesota’s 6th district.

In the video, she explains that her decision is in no way influenced by the investigation into her former presidential campaign and her former presidential staff. “It was clearly understood that compliance with all rules and regulations was an absolute necessity for my presidential campaign, and I have no reason to believe that was not the case.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Bachmann is currently under an FBI investigation as to the conduct of her presidential campaign’s chief of staff, Andy Parrish, and other staffers regarding alleged campaign finance investigations. Parrish is also being investigated for making secret payments with campaign money to campaign aide and Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson. Parrish claims that Bachmann approved these payments.

Bachmann also stresses that she decided to run in the last Congressional election in order for the Republican Party to hold onto her seat, and that the reason she was making such an early announcement about her departure was to provide another Republican candidate adequate time to campaign properly.





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a mid-level litigation attorney with experience taking/defending dep...

Apply Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a support attorney with some experience/familiarity with a litigatio...

Apply Now

Patent Prosecution Attorney

USA-MI-Northville

Northville office of our client seeks patent prosecution attorney with 5 years of experience. The ca...

Apply Now

Trademark and Copyright Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks trademark and copyright associate attorney with 4-8 years o...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Attorney - Insurance Defense

USA-GA-Atlanta

Downtown litigation law firm seeks associate with 3 to 5 years of experience in insurance defense, i...

Apply now

Legal Secretary-Cannabis Law Firm

USA-MI-Lansing

Vora, PLLC. Is accepting applications for a Legal Secretary or Paralegal. We are a cannabis law firm...

Apply now

Paralegal- Cannabis Law Firm

USA-MI-Lansing

Vora, PLLC. Is accepting applications for a Paralegal or Legal Secretary. We are a cannabis law...

Apply now

Legal Administrative Assistant

USA-CA-Sacramento

Under the general direction of the supervising attorney(s) and according to established Firm policie...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top