Bachmann won't run for Franken's Senate seat because she did not hear a 'call from God'

Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannEvangelicals shouldn’t be defending Trump in tiff over editorial Mellman: The ‘lane theory’ is the wrong lane to be in White House backs Stephen Miller amid white nationalist allegations MORE has decided that she will not run for former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenPolitical world mourns loss of comedian Jerry Stiller Maher to Tara Reade on timing of sexual assault allegation: ‘Why wait until Biden is our only hope?’ Democrats begin to confront Biden allegations MORE’s (D) Minnesota seat, saying that she did not get a “sense from the lord” that she should launch a bid.

“It became very clear to me that I wasn’t hearing any call from God to do this,” Bachmann told radio host Jan Markell, as reported Monday by Minnesota Public Radio.

Bachmann, a former GOP representative and presidential candidate, said in a January interview that she was considering running for Franken’s seat, and that she would be “asking God” if she should run.

Days later, a billboard in St. Paul depicted “God” telling Bachmann that she shouldn’t.

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Franken stepped down from the Senate early this year after several accusations of sexual misconduct against him prompted multiple Democratic colleagues to call for his resignation.

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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina SmithTina Flint SmithGun control group rolls out first round of Senate endorsements Pelosi: George Floyd death is ‘a crime’ Senate Democrat introduces bill to protect food supply MORE (D) was sworn in as Franken’s replacement, and she has said she will run in November in a special election to finish the last two years of his term.

Bachmann served eight years in Congress and ran for president in 2012, dropping out after the Iowa caucus. She serves as a member of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s evangelical advisory board.

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