Folks, even though Franken is a buffoon and a clod, remember this — this is Minnesota, a state that voted for Jesse “The Body” Ventura to be governor.
Bachmann, who easily won her seat many times in the past, barely won by the skin of her teeth this time ( and she had HUGE name recognition having ran for President ).
If Karl Rove has his way, she won’t be getting a penny from the Republican Party if she were to go against Franken.
She is the underdog on this potential fight.
Totally agree. Bachmann is in the 6th congressional district in Minnesota, a tiny patch of red in a sea of blue. She would never win a senate run against a fraudster like Al Franken, even honestly. The Democrats get all the farmers out, and of course, their sizable population of Somali immigrants and college zombies in Minneapolis. Unless something big happens, Minnesota is not a viable option for Republican senate runs.
2012 wasn’t just a tough year for Bachmann. We lost Chip Cravaack in Minnesota as well. Bad state. Also rife with corruption and fraud.
And they both beat Norm Coleman.....I think that's a signal that when you lose to these two guys that you are in the wrong line of work.