Tuesday, August 02, 2005

RM Exclusive: Bachmann shakeup?

As promised, here is some semi-breaking news. The Bachmann post on the First Ring today reminded me of a persistent rumor from about the state of Sen. Bachmann's campaign.

As reported last week on Dump Bachmann, Sen. Bachmann was rumored to have fired her campaign manager. After talking with a few of my Sixth District sources, I've been told by multiple individuals that Bachmann is indeed looking for a new campaign manager. At the same time, supporters of Sen. Bachmann are insisting that there is no leadership shakeup whatsoever, at this point.

This could mark a turning point for the Bachmann campaign.

13 Comments:

At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Stan the Caddy said...

Looks like it is becoming increasingly more obvious everyday that she so badly wants out of the current situation but feels like she has nowhere to go. Could that say something about her candidacy?

 
At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think she is beggining to realize that her "values" don't work in a federal race.

 
At 2:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is a good conservative but patently unelectable in the 6th . . .

Wally

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger PleaseGodNotHillary said...

Bachmann is an extremely bright, talented woman, probably one of the smartest members of the Minnesota legislature. Fair or not, however, she is now identified as a single issue candidate -- traditional marriage. And that's not enough to get her where she wants to go.

She needs to prepare herself for the political has-been heap.

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

I would say it's fair for her to be identified as the marriage candidate, it's what she focused on tirelessly the past two legislative sessions.

 
At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gay-bashing can only get you so far...

 
At 6:45 AM, Blogger MNInsider said...

Of course she can win in the 6th. Every one of the GOP candidates can win that seat. It's staying in our hands regardless of who we put up.

 
At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's important to realize that she is an amazing woman, BUT her antics have dug her far too deep of a hole than anyone would like to see. Of course anyone of these candidates can win this seat, BUT if it's Bachmann the GOP will have to spend a lot more money to keep it because of all the special interest money that will be thrown at her. The DFL and DCCC will save a lot of money on advertising by being able to use some of her own words and actions against her.

Bachmann should step down and remain in the Legislature for the good of the party. . . if she cares about the party!

 
At 10:43 PM, Blogger lloydletta said...

You couldn't have put it better, anon.

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

MNInsider is correct for once. The district is solidly GOP, to think otherwise is crazy.

 
At 9:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The district is solidly GOP, to think otherwise is crazy."


The district may be GOP but it's not rapture-nutjob-creationist GOP, and that's what you get with Bachmann. She's got more baggage than a 747, and the GOP will pay dearly if they endorse her in the 6th. At least our friends in Senate District 52 would be rid of her and maybe could find someone who would actually represent them. The thought of her shrieking "Mr. President, Mr. President" for four more years is too repugnant to bear.

 
At 11:24 PM, Blogger lloydletta said...

Exactly..... Bachmann won narrowly in both her senate races.

It would be interesting to compare Bachmann's numbers in the general with Gary Laidig's numbers in the general.

 
At 8:28 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

I'm not following you guys. Bachmann won't do well in the general because she had two close state senate elections? Have you forgotten that almost every voter between St. Cloud and Maple Grove is a hardcore GOPer? The only reason Kennedy had a close race was because of Patty Wetterling. Had Janet Robert ran again, he would easily have beaten her, just like before.

 

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