The race for the U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota is underway!
by Charlie Leck
The Race is on!
U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann, from my state of Minnesota, has her eye on big things in this session of Congress – things bigger than the House and reelection to it! Bachmann’s eye is on the U.S. Senate and the seat currently held by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. As far as Bachmann is concerned, the race is on!
Bachmann raised big money is her recent election campaign for the House. A great deal of that money came from outside Minnesota, from many parts of Minnesota outside her district, and from big business around the nation. She’s still got plenty of it left in her war chest and she’ll be able to raise money with great ease in a campaign that will get underway toward the end of this year for the 2012 election.
The Senate doesn’t normally elect the kind of whackos that manage to get elected to the House. A congressional district can take on abnormal and aberrant characteristics that enable it to send some strange characters to Washington. On a state-wide basis the playing field is normally leveled and the more serious and savvy candidate has a much better chance of winning.
Here’s why Bachmann could win!
Bachmann, however, may break those rules. Money counts big-time in Senate races. Thanks to last year’s Supreme Court decision regarding corporate campaign contributions, Bachman will pull down really huge amounts of money from the big-business world. She will also pull into Minnesota lots of money from the fringe political elements all over the United States. Finally, she won’t worry about playing dirty. She knows how to do it and she knows it works. She is not a gentle and kind person. Her opponent, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, is a gentle and fair person who believes in the power of the truth and in open, honest debate. Her last campaign, on both the Republican and Democratic sides, was a good, decent, open and informative campaign between distinguished candidates. Forget that in 2012.
Bachman starts now!
The new Congress convenes today. Michele Bachman is ready. She will immediately introduce a very pro-business bill to repeal the Wall Street reforms of the last Congress. Does it have a chance when there is a Democrat Senate and Presidency? That’s not the point and it doesn’t matter. Bachmann intends to send a clear message to the national business interests.
Clang! The campaign for the U.S. Senate begins today!
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