While casually attending a local convening of Republican candidates, Bachmann found herself being drafted into the nomination for state senator. "I was wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. I had my moccasins on. No make-up. No stump speech prepared," she recounted. "All of a sudden I'm running for state senate."
In this video I recently uploaded to You Tube (recorded from the Living Word webcast 10/14/06), Bachmann has another version why she ran for State Senate: