Bachmann Seeks Fourth Term in House

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Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced Wednesday she'll seek a fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Minnesota congresswoman had been silent on her political plans since dropping out of the 2012 presidential race earlier this month.

The news puts to rest speculation that Bachmann would be pursuing a career in talk media.

While many expect the Minnesota lawmaker to be a formidable candidate, her re-election bid is not without obstacles.

After a lengthy presidential campaign, the congresswoman will likely need to start from scratch to fund her fourth run for Congress.

In addition, there is uncertainty as to how her district will be reshaped. Under a Democratic proposal, Bachmann would be running against Rep. Betty McCollum, a six-term Democrat who represents the St. Paul area.

Democrats are already planning to target the congresswoman for being absent from her district during her presidential campaign.

"She's really opened the door for us this year to make a good run at her," Ken Martin, chairman of Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer Labor Party, said.

Bachman, however, doesn't appear to be worried.

"I'm looking forward to coming back and bringing a strong, powerful voice to Washington, D.C.," Bachmann declared.

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