NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.), a former GOP presidential hopeful, announced Wednesday she would seek a fourth term in Congress, but she likely will have to wait for Minnesota redistricting before a Democratic opponent emerges.

The announcement came three weeks after the congresswoman officially suspended her campaign because of an unimpressive sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, a race in which she hoped a strong result would catapult her chances for the GOP nomination.

Michele Bachmann

"I'm looking forward to coming back and bringing a strong, powerful voice to Washington, D.C.," Bachmann said, according to

The Associated Press

.

No Democratic opponents have yet emerged because they await formal redistricting by the state legislature, Ken Martin, chairman of Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer Labor Party, told the

AP

.

Bachmann won Minnesota's sixth district in the 2010 elections against Democrat Tarryl Clark, 52.5% to 39.8%.

Of Bachmann's three races, her narrowest victory came in 2008 when she beat Democrat Elwyn Tinklenberg, 46% to 43%, in a race that had been deemed a toss-up ahead of the election.

-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.

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