By Esme Murphy

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One of the The biggest local political stories this week is the announcement by Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann that she will run for re-election in Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District.

Bachmann dropped out of the Presidential race earlier this month after a poor showing in Iowa. Now that Herman Cain has endorsed Newt Gingrich there is speculation about who Bachmann might endorse.

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Sunday morning, speaking with CBS’s Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation,” she refused to say who that might be.

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“I reserve the right to endorse someone but at this point I have not made a decision about endorsing any one of the candidates,” she said. “We are still in the process and I really truly do, Bob, want to be a unifying person in this party.”

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Political analyst Larry Jacobs of the Humphrey Institute said Bachmann may be holding off announcing an endorsement for “drama’s sake.”

Esme Murphy