It’s a bad day for Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann is starring in her own version of “Alexander and the Terrible, Awful, No Good, Very Bad Day.” Substitute “day” with “year” and that sums up the year Bachmann’s been having.

First, she won the Iowa Straw Poll, only to come in sixth in the caucuses. Mitt Romney, like Bachmann, won the Straw Poll in 2007 only to lose the caucuses to Mike Huckabee. Only Pat Robertson suffered the same fate back in 1987, when he won the straw poll, and then lost the caucuses to Bob Dole.

Then, after dropping out of the Presidential race to concentrate on her Congressional re-election, she gets redistricted out of her House seat.

In an email to supporters today, Bachmann complained about the redistricting stating, “The courts’ liberal bias was evident by cherrypicking the districts and going so far as to draw my home — where I have raised my family and represented in Congress for the past six years — outside the new sixth district.”

She likely saw this coming, as evidenced by an earlier email dated February 18, voicing concern about the Minnesota courts redrawing the Congressional district lines.

She was right to be concerned. On the new district map, Bachmann’s home is in the fourth district, a seat currently held by Democratic Congresswoman Betty McCollum.

But rather than run against McCollum, Bachmann decided earlier today that she will run in the new sixth district. Said Bachmann, “I intend to run in the sixth district. It’s essentially unchanged … I grew up in this district, went to junior high here, high school, college. Our children were born here, our business is here, our church is here.”

Whether the Bachmanns move has yet to be decided. Congressional members are not required to live in the districts they represent, but it certainly helps.

If the district is essentially unchanged, as Bachmann claims, it’s likely she’ll keep her seat. The district is largely made up of her longtime power base and now includes much of GOP-leaning Carver county.

There is a Plan B, however. In the instance that she doesn’t win re-election, there’s always Dancing with the Stars. Hey, it worked for Tom DeLay.

 

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  1. JJ says:

    can’t believe I read this. that’s one minute I’ll never get back >:|

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