04/14/2014 12:23 pm ET Updated Apr 14, 2014

Michele Bachmann Gives Endorsement In GOP Primary For Her Seat

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has endorsed Tom Emmer in the GOP primary race for her seat.

The Minnesota Republican Party endorsed Emmer on Saturday along with Bachmann, according to WCCO. Though she's not running for reelection, Bachmann said she's "not going anywhere."

"I am going to continue to remain involved on the nation [sic] stage because the issues are so consequential and I will be involved in shaping the debate," Bachmann said, according to WCCO. "I will be involved in a number of different areas, whether it’s individual campaigns or just speaking nationally. I intend to do a lot of speaking and I intend to be involved in media, as well."

Emmer, known for being anti-gay and an evolution denier, will face off against two other Republicans, Phil Krinkie and Rhonda Sivarajah, in a primary election on August 12.

Emmer announced he would run for Congress in June 2013. He unsuccessfully ran for governor of Minnesota in 2010.



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