Politics

Bachmann to run in Minnesota 6th District, expects tough challenge

Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told HUMAN EVENTS Tuesday that she will run in the district she represents, hours after a five-judge panel came down with a map for new U.S. House districts in the Minnesota, which placed her home in the neighboring district of liberal Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum.  

In an exclusive interview, the former presidential candidate, who is by far one of her state’s most controversial politicians, reiterated her earlier promise to run in the Gopher State’s redrawn Sixth District, which includes most of the former Sixth District she has represented since 2006.  Bachmann also explained that the fact that the new lines have placed her Stillwater home in McCollum’s 4th District did not affect her decision, because the Constitution does not require House Members to live in the district they represent.

“I made it crystal clear before the judges’ map came down that I was going to run  in the district in which I grew up and the community that poured itself into my political career,” she told us.

In choosing to run in turf that she described as a “swing district,” Bachmann pulled no punches about the likelihood of a strong challenge in November. Two years ago, Tarryl Clarke (former Assistant State Democratic Leader) opposed Bachmann and raised more money than any Democratic U.S. House challenger in the country.

“I don’t know if she’ll run again or not,” said Bachmann. Clarke had earlier taken a Duluth residence in the nearby 8th District and signaled she plans to run against freshman Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack.  Bachmann, however, is not so sure Clarke might change her plans and seek a rematch.

We asked Bachmann if spending so much time on her presidential campaign last year and up to the Iowa caucuses in January be a hindrance in her re-election bid.

“No, not at all,” she replied, “In seeking national office, I was a clear common-sense voice of our congressional district and, I feel, made a significant contribution to the national debate: I called for full-scale repeal of ObamaCare—you can’t issue waivers or executive order away something that is one-sixth of the economy—and for full-scale repeal of Dodd-Frank, and I am the chief sponsor of repeal legislation.”  Bachmann also said that in spite of falling short in the race, she was proud of her campaign and pointed out that she was the first woman to seek the Republican nomination for the  presidency who won the ‘straw vote’ in Ames, Iowa.

Bachmann added that she has no plans to endorse anyone for the Republican nomination, but also said “I haven’t made that decision but I might at some point do so.”

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  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

    Tarryl Clarke got her butt handed to her by Michelle. Now Clark is trying to unseat my congressman Cravaak in the 8th district because we threw out that vermin, communist, scumbag Oberstar who had been in DC too stinking long. I wish Michelle lots of luck and will be helping out her campaign. Our state is going to hell in a hand basket. While states like WI, and Ind. are trying to their state out of debt and people back to work, we have the idiotic governor Dayton who is trying to unionize daycare’s against their will, build a stadium for the Vikings, expand light rail, and wanted to raise taxes. Dayton is a moron and a another Soros puppet who is hell bent in turning MN into another CA or MI.

  • planeboy

    Tell us how you really feel there SWEET..lol…I know how you feel..I live in CA!…

  • Steelchaser001

    Hey now,
    Michiganians (no not Michiganders) like me take offense to your comment. Grandmole got term limited and is now teaching at UCBerkley. We now have a republican house, senate and governor. Not perfect (to many rinos) but for this union dominated state its an improvement. We also have a strong tea-party movement. It will take years to clean out the septic here, but the super sucker is in the driveway and the hose is being lowered into the tank.
    The biggest problem is where to dump the sludge. you’ll note that the Texas probation department has begun to question the veracity of Detroit’s former mayor. I doubt they’ll take anyone else. Just remember that to clean up a mess big or small you have to start. I believe it was Napoleon who told and aide: (paraphrasing) I believe that shade trees along this avenue would help our troops stay cool. Aide: It will take years for them to grow to that height. Napoleon: Then we had best begin planting.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JKYECDK63I2B3CFZHKW2VRAAA Richard

    One tip for Michelle…LOSE the subservience to your husband.

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

     One tip for Richard, lay off the bong before you post comments or are you normally a moron?

  • Melbo58

     I’m betting that the people in her district now see for sure what an incompetent clown she truly is. Can’t hide it anymore, she failed and made a fool of herself. Did she really think she had any kind of game for the pres. Well bat sh^t Bachmann, you prayed for Gods answer and he ‘put you in your place’. Maybe her man can come out of the closet now.

  • Melbo58

     Her troubles are far deeper than that. I think we can safely pick up her seat now if we play it just right. haha

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

     Gee you know what, she will win in her district because people in this state are sick of liberals like you who think you know best for the masses. Maybe you can take your hatred over to ACORN. If she was a democrat all you trolls would be attacking anyone who called her names, but since she is a constitution loving conservative then the attacks begin.
    I suggest you slither back into your closet. 

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

     You mean if you cheat, register illegals and felons, that’s the Lenincrat way.

  • planeboy

    Gee..sweet you seem to be smacking the libs just fine on your own…I think I’ll leave you alone…lol…

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

    Hey I’ll serve if you would return my volley.

  • planeboy

    Not sure I want to try and return one of your serves…I might get hurt..lol..

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

    How u b tonight?

  • BuckeyePhysicist

    Minnesota:  Land of 10,000 lakes, 10,000,000 mosquitos, and about a million liberals!

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

    Unfortunately you are correct. We are fighting to change that.

  • rdman_VietVet

    Correction:

    Minnesota:  Land of 10,000 “TAXES”, 10,000,000 mosquitoes, and about a million liberals!

  • rdman_VietVet

     Pay no attention to Melbonger58… this vile, miserable hatemonger hates everything and everyone including her self to the point of being on the verge of a rubber room or a bong overdose and lights out.

    Just another pathetic, mentally disordered liberal…

  • Guest

    From the glow in her face and sweetness of her demeanor, I can tell Michelle is a conservative.

    Perhaps she did not articulate as well as other Republicans running for POTUS, but she is better than at least half those who are left.

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    Did that massive dose of penicillin work for you?

  • Melbo58

     Idiot, post a coherent response or crawl back under the bridge. You dessicated impotent old fool.Deputies of Babeu are so morose.

  • Melbo58

     Your Nancy boy whining will make our job much easier in Nov. Most American’s find wimps to be an anathema.

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    Oh, I see you still have the taste of Bill in your mouth. Try another dose.

  • Melbo58

     She is an idiot, buffoon and circus clown. Only loved and respected by the same. The Pres. by default made her look the fool she is. Why doesn’t your own GnOpee support her? Maybe because she is a deluded fool. Why does the party of Babeu support losers?

  • Melbo58

    We are winning, You are NOT., commander McBragg! haha

  • Melbo58

     Did the little gremlin get his visa to Great Britain yet? Teabaggs are NOT welcome in civilized societies, but then you know that sea hag!

  • Melbo58

     Tip for Elly Mea-Lea Ann, lay off the crack before you hit the streets. You miscount your change that way. See how that works? Lets dance, since that’s how you roll.

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

    OH and you are so much more enlightened than the rest of us. You sound like some bitter old battle axe who hates America because it hasn’t been “fair” to you. Get over it and face life isn’t fair so get a helmet. I see Liberalism still is a mental disorder. Let me ask you oh nasty bitter thing, why isn’t all the Lenincrats circling the wagons around Maobama, some are running from him because he’s toxic to them, probably like your breath to anyone surrounding you.
    She’ll do just find so you can go back to kicking dogs, and screaming at babies and getting young women to suck the brains out of their unborn. I guess some people can live without brains, you’re walking proof of it.

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

     I suggest a good insecticide for the fleabagger in you.

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

     How life must be so horrible for such a bitter rat bag such as yourself. I pity not you, just anyone who actually has to be around you. You must work for some government agency because most of them are worthless POS that serve little to no purpose except for being taxpayer parasites. 

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

     Sorry I don’t bat for the same team.

  • JayC777

    Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!  I always love it when some mindless buffoon who voted for the dumbest person to ever occupy the White House, someone who still supports and will vote for him, even though he makes a ham sandwhich look like a Rhodes Scholar, call a conservative an idiot.

    Jay
    ROTFLMFAO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JKYECDK63I2B3CFZHKW2VRAAA Richard

    Did your toy run out of batteries?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JKYECDK63I2B3CFZHKW2VRAAA Richard

    We agree on everything else, so what’s up with the disparaging remarks and adhominem attack?  I was shocked to hear it from you.
    Btw, I NEVER did drugs!  That’s for people who have need of a crutch or have no backbone.

  • justinwachin

    Hopefully Michele will coast to an easy reelection bid. If not, she may be offered a job with the new president’s administration. Like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann has a great talent in going after the liberal Washington machine.

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

    I was troubled by your comment of: “LOSE the subservience to your husband”
    That sounds like a typical liberal comment that trolls have made against her before. She has businesses with her husband and being loving and respectful to one’s spouse wouldn’t be deemed as subservient.
     

  • Guest

    “Pathetic, mentally disordered Liberal?”

    All you had to say was LIBERAL. The rest would be taken for granted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-J-Nellett/1580432719 Michael J Nellett

    Michele Bachmann  is a heck of a lot brighter than that idiot in the White House. He sat in the Illinois legislature and voted PRESENT over 140 times? The taxpayers of that great state were getting short changed big time even back then! The SOCIALIST PROGRESSIVES in ANY state only know how to tear down not build up! We have a CONSTITUTION in this country and Michele Bachmann is one of the few who still abide by it!! That, alone should give her a leg up on any one opposing her!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Schreiber/100001355057400 Larry Schreiber

    Tarryl Clarke is an opportunist/airhead and from my area.  Chip needs to expose her shallowness if she runs against him. I would just hope she would go back under her rock. The only reason she had any success against Michelle was because of outstate money from people like Soros, Move On, etc.  There those glazed eyed, moon beam chaser Democrats out there though to watch for.  Those are the people who’ve never taken, or if they have taken a logic course they never passed it.  Good luck up there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Schreiber/100001355057400 Larry Schreiber

    There are two Michele Bachmann yard signs in my garage ready to go for 2012.  I’ll admit she is the most plain spoken person on the campaign trail.  She gets to the point and she understands the point.  While she might technically live out of my district using the new boundries she represents my interests better than any other in Washington.  There is no good reason not to vote for her.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JKYECDK63I2B3CFZHKW2VRAAA Richard

    OK…got it.  I just thought he was nerdy…my bad?
    Btw, anyone can call me just about anything and I’ll laugh.  But call me a lib and….you can guess the rest.  A lib judge called me a vigilante once (30 yrs ago) and that cost $800. in fines, 6 months in the county jail, but suspended, and 2 yrs unsupervised probation.  I was gonna knock him out of his robes had he not suspended the jail time.
    And this was all about preventing an attack on my wife!  He said I should have called the police.  Yeah, and an ambulance too?

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

     Well we know judges are nothing but a bunch of Leninists who choose to legislate from the bench instead of actually upholding the laws. Just like in CA, be damned the voters who didn’t want gay marriage.

  • rdman_VietVet

    You’re winning??? What have you won??? NADA!!!

    Delusional…

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

     Thank you for that. It’s pretty sad that another beautiful state like MN is being destroyed and Minneapolis is becoming another Detroit.

  • Duncan Jones

    Dream on.  I’m pretty sure Obama won’t offer Ol’ Wild Eyes a job.  

  • rdman_VietVet

    “Probably a bitter hag who hates America, hates men and looks like Ernest Borgnine. ”

    Coffee up my nose, all over my screen, almost fell out of my chair LMAO!!! That was so FUNNY and, no doubt, true!!!

    Thanks… I needed a good laugh!!

  • Melbo58

    OK hows this, now listen I promise not to insult you…..
    Subject:Church & State.
    If the Church, ANY church doesn’t back off this crap, Pres. Obama with our help will start a class action lawsuit against THEM for not paying taxes while interfering in POLITICS. These Churchs get BILLIONS in tax exemptions, never mind the Catholic Charities getting BILLIONS of our tax dollars every year and Catholic Hospitals getting the same. Even Catholic Universities get BILLIONS from us in the form of tax exemptions and tuition paid by GOVERNMENT GRANTS and GOVERNMENT INSURED Student Loans. Either back off or lose BILLIONS…see how long you can operate and sh^t on women, then. We don’t want our tax dollars going to Islamist or Catholic churches we are not a part of. Now ‘baggers that’s something you should be with us about! We’ll see.

  • Melbo58

     Red neck  red states take the bulk of *welfare. You see your relatives daily on Muary.  Now I’ll let you and your brother get back to your ‘Date”. Yuck!

    *stats from, FDA, HHS, Census Bur.

  • rdman_VietVet

    Baggers is an insult, bozo (and that’s all you got… labeling and abject ignorance). It was Obama and his atheist gangsters who started the attack on religion… read and try to comprehend the meaning of our Constitution regarding religious freedom…

    What in hell are you doing in my country, hate-monger religious bigot!!

  • Melbo58

    Atheist gangster is an insult teabagger! You interprition of the constitution is BS. That’s the problem, stooge, it’s not and has never been YOUR country. (lol)

    (chicken hawk generals suck)