Asked why she wanted to run for president, Rep. Michele Bachmann told Republican activists “because we need a person who is going to stand up to Obamacare,” The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Speaking at a GOP event in New Hampshire Monday, Bachmann made the remark after she was asked why she did not try to oust Sen. Al Franken in Minnesota, her home state, rather than try for the White House, the Post said.

“You’ve got to be willing to take on our party, the other party and then explain it to the people,” she said. “I know I can make the case to the American people and win them over to our side.”

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