God has a plan for Michele Bachmann and a senate race is not a part of it, at least according to a Minnesota billboard.
A billboard appeared in St. Paul , just as thousands of people are descending to the state for the 2018 Super Bowl, which the Almighty Himself addressing Bachmann’s Senate ambitions with one word: “NO.”
The board appears to be referencing the former congresswoman’s announcement that she was considering running for Al Franken’s Senate seat in Minnesota following his resignation this month. Franken stepped down after accusations of sexual misconduct against him came to light.
The billboard belongs to the satire news website, The Good Lord Above. The site raised $7,000 on fundraising site YouCaring for the billboard, which it announced on Twitter on Jan. 23.
“Michele Bachmann is thinking about running for Senate in Minnesota,” the fundraising post says. “She has been praying on it. Let’s give her an answer from God! That answer is NO.”
Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith took over Franken’s Senate spot and she plans on officially running for the seat in the upcoming election.
But Bachmann told televangelist Jim Bakker in December that people have been reaching out to her to take the seat.
“Am I being called to this now?” she asked. “I don’t know.”
Bachmann, who was a member of Congress representing Minnesota from 2007 to 2015, has said the only reason she would take the role would be to take her conservative principles to the Senate.
“The question is should it be me?” she said. 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.”