If God is involved, Michele Bachmann could be elected U.S. senator from Minnesota – so says the head of a Messianic Jewish ministry based in that state.
During a recent interview, former Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann announced she's considering a run for the Senate seat recently vacated by Democrat Al Franken. Bachmann, who represented Minnesota's 6th district for eight years (2007-2015) and ran unsuccessfully for president in 2012, says she's weighing a potential Senate run in order to bring her Christian principles to the "DC Swamp."
Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries and a longtime friend of Bachmann, is certain the outspoken Christian and former House member is giving it some very serious prayer.
"I do know she intentionally left the swamp when she dropped out of Congress some years ago," the ministry leader tells OneNewsNow, "because it is exactly that: a swamp – not an easy place to be a part of."
Markell admits Bachmann faces tough competition in what's been considered a "Blue" state (heavily Democratic) for quite a while. "I think it would be a terrible uphill climb – and I think these are the things she is weighing at this time," she offers.
"[But] if Michele Bachmann could be a part of turning Minnesota into a more 'Red' state, I think she would welcome the challenge," Markell concludes. "If she ran, I do think there's a possibility – if God is in it – she would come out the winner."
In addition to being a deeply conservative lawmaker while in Congress, Bachmann is a longtime supporter of Israel.