Bachmann Not Running 29 May 13

  Minnesota U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann posted a video to her website early this (Wednesday) morning, announcing that she does not intend to run for reelection in 2014.

Bachmann says the investigation into alleged campaign finance violations did not influence her decision, and it also has nothing to do with the announcement by Democrat Jim Graves to challenge for the seat in 2014, or any concern that she may not win reelection. Bachmann narrowly defeated the hotel chain founder in 2012.