Bachmann Not Seeking Re-election in 2014

By KBJR News 1

May 29, 2013 Updated May 29, 2013 at 8:32 AM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has announced she will not seek another term in 2014.

Bachmann made the announcement early Wednesday morning on her campaign website and on social media.

Bachmann says her decision not to seek a fifth congressional term was not influenced by any concerns about being re-elected. She also said that recent inquiries into her 2012 presidential campaign were not related to the decision.

Bachmann was re-elected in 2012, defeating Democrat Jim Graves. Graves recently announced his intention to challenge Bachmann again in 2014.