GOP's Bachmann mulling bid for Franken's Senate seat

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STILLWATER, Minn. (KARE 11) -- Divine intervention could bounce Michele Bachmann right back into what she calls the "toxic swamp" of national politics.

During an appearance on "The Jim Bakker Show" the former Congresswoman talked about mulling over a run for the seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Al Franken, following a series of sexual harassment allegations.

"Now in Minnesota, Al Franken, as you know, has resigned. I'm from Minnesota," Bachmann told Bakker. "I've had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat."

The topic of running came up while Bachmann was discussing with Bakker the difficulties of advocating what she calls "biblical principles."

"The question is, should it be me? Should it be now? But there's also a price you pay. And the price is bigger than ever because the swamp is so toxic," she said.

Bachmann went on to say that she and her husband are not what Bachmann calls "money people," which she said can pose a challenge when diving back into the political ring.

"We're normal, we're just normal people, we're not money people," she said. "If you're a billionaire you can maybe defend yourself. If you're going against the tide in D.C., if you're trying to stick up for biblical principles in D.C., and you stick your head up out of the hole, the blades come whirring and they try to chop you off."

Bachmann said she trusts in a "Big God," one who she believes wanted her to run for president. The former Congresswoman insists she ran for president not to win but to put Obamacare front and center -- something she credits herself with helping to get repealed.

Bachmann said she is waiting to hear from God before deciding whether to seek Minnesota's Senate seat.