STILLWATER, Minn., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., a one-time presidential hopeful, said Wednesday she will defend her congressional seat.
"I am very thrilled to be in the position that I am today, and I am looking forward to continuing," Bachmann told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
"Obviously we'll see what happens with these [redistricting] maps," Bachmann said. "But I do intend to run again."
Bachmann, in her third term, brushed aside recent poll results indicating a majority of Minnesotans say she should step down.
"I'm running in the 6th Congressional District," she told the Star Tribune. "The people are very positive about the service that I've given them. I've gotten tremendous response from the people all across the 6th District."
She also dismissed suggestions that her emphasis on her Iowa roots during her presidential bid hurt her in Minnesota.
"What people recognize is I've worked extremely hard on their behalf," she said.