MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Earlier this week Michele Bachmann announced she will run for re-election in Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District. And while she has become a national figure, her re-election bid faces a difficult hurdle — the boundaries of her district are about to change.

Bachmann may be a household name who remains the darling of the Tea Party. But Bachmann will soon be getting some news that will drastically impact her chances in her re-election bid.

In the next three weeks, a judicial panel will announce the new boundaries for all Minnesota members of Congress. And Bachmann’s district is likely to change the most, because its population has grown the most.

Professor Larry Jacobs appeared on WCCO Sunday Morning. Jacobs said Bachmann is not a shoe in for re-election.

“Her entire district is going to be redrawn. We don’t even know the voters in the district, we don’t know how much money she is going to raise because she has already gone to her donors. And she may face an independence party candidate in addition to a democratic candidate with unknown circumstances,” he said. “So there are lots of unknowns here.”

Redistricting occurs every 10 years after the United States Census.

You can watch WCCO Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy at 10 a.m. on WCCO Channel 4.

Comments (25)
  1. alligator says:

    new boundries or not her electability days are over for good…..she and her husband with all his shades of pink should just accept that fact and go back to Iowa…..she will NEVER hold another elected office again…..period.

    1. Tom says:

      @ alligator

      Hope so! But she will always get the votes from her loyal followers!

  2. j speedbag 64 says:

    did she just pop that mic out of her big mouth……

    1. Mic Guy says:

      ….stop, I’m getting aroused.

  3. G Dog says:

    Never underestimate the stupidity of voters in Anoka and Stearns counties, if the new district includes either or both.

    1. Tom says:

      @ G Dog

      Very True!

      In last elections voters had their chance to put to smart people in office with Wetterling and Tinkleberg and they chose their nutjob!

  4. Dale Gribble says:

    Michelle Bachmann stands for decency and Patriotism. She will win in any district with Freedom loving White Christian voters. The democRATS and activist judges will do their best to defeat her, but she will stand up to the atheist, secular humanist, socialist traitors.

    1. James says:

      Sounds like ol Dale needs some fixin’ from Bachmann’s husband. We can let Mr.Bachman pump the stupidity out of Dale from behind…LOL

      1. Tom says:

        @ James

        That is so true about Dale. I see he mentions the word “Freedon” but people like don’t believe in TRUE “Freedom”. I love how he uses the word “actiivist” judges when there is no such thing. Dale is one of those people who live in a very small bubble. And Dale needs to know that not all christians share his point of view.

        1. Lori says:

          nor are they all white. Wow. Are there really people like Dale living, breathing, and walking around us? Scary.

    2. tan pup says:

      You faux Christian – tell me when MB has done ONE thing that would represent Christ – Jesus Christ AKA the original Christian – was a pacifist, socialist and a healer. MB and your types do nothing but spread wars, spread hate, and have NO compassion or humility. Take that to the poles Mr. Gribble. Oh one more thing . . .
      Micah 3:11 [NIV] Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they lean upon the LORD and say, “Is not the LORD among us? No disaster will come upon us.”

    3. Janice says:

      Does anyone know if Dale Gribble is a real person, actual believes the racist, intolerant, bigoted, bias views he posts? Or he is a comedian that is laughing at the comments he receives? Very scary if he is actually real and believes the hatred he posts.

      1. Dale Gribble's wiser Momma says:

        my Dale is very real but not “right” in his head frankly. They let him out early last summer from the St Peter Mental Health Hopsital and they should not have. I am so angry with them….he needs restraint at night or he shall hurt someone. My heart hurts dealing with this all

      2. Tom says:

        @ Janice

        If Dale is real then he represents a group of people like Bachmann who are delusional, Paranoid, and Insecure!

    4. Dale Gribble's wiser Momma says:

      She stands for the white female self serving taxpayer dollar grabbing careerist hypocritical deceiveing and flat out lying (uh-I meant…) partial christian if it serves her right self promoting sleazy politician types that dominate both parties.
      She would not have a chance except she may represent one of the dumbest districts in all the USA.
      that said – she still likely loses

    5. Rockford says:

      socialist traitors.

      So are you saying they are traitors to the socialist movement or are they traitors with socialist tendencies? I am just trying to sort out your attempt at namecalling.

    6. Mark says:

      Why are you so scared of Atheists and Secular Humanists? Also, who are the socialists that you are talking about…I don’t think most Americans realize that there is a specific set of principles (not all bad) that go along with that word. 99% of the people that conservatives are trying to blacklist as socialists are, by definition, not socialists. I guess definitions of words are hard for people like Dale Gribble

  5. Donald says:

    Not a shoe in more like a stinky sock.

    1. Johnny Public says:

      I’d stuff a shoe down her throat if I could just so she can get a taste of the street most of us live on
      just sayin’

  6. scott says:

    Really wish she won’t run. Next Nov, I would like to see two elected-able candidates for the 6th district. Rep. MB is no longer wanted in Minnesota. She has done nothing but hurt us. If I was to run against her, I would find the audio of her claiming to be a Iowan, not a Minnesotan.

  7. Christine says:

    Even as Republican-leaning voter (for the most part..) I would NOT vote for Bachmann not only because she is a certifiable lunatic, but also because she has done NOTHING for the good of Minnesota the entire time she has been in office. As far as I can tell, she has only done things to benefit herself.

  8. Gmac says:

    Was it a titanium spine or brain?

  9. Derek Wain says:

    The unseriousness and in fact stupidity of Murphy’s political analysis/propaganda can be demonstrated by the fact that she is referencing far left non-expert Larry Jacobs.”
    If fact, MB is more popular than ever in her district, where I live, after her Presidential run. That is evident from the fact the there is no Republican in the field against her (and there will be none) and there is no Democrat announced yet.
    It is obvious that Murphys is unfamiliar with MN politicts.

  10. DErek Wain says:

    “In Losing, Michele Bachmann Wins” Libby Copeland of Slate.com
    MB has been the clearest voice for Constitutional Conservatism in the U.S. for the last 2 years. That is why she is hated by Team Obama mouthpieces: she has called out Barack Hussein Obama for his redistributionist economic policies, his corrupt crony capitalism, and his foreign policy of accommodation, apology, and appeasement of radical Islam.

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