Posted at 1:07 PM on June 2, 2009
by Tom Scheck
AP is reporting that state Sen. David Hann, state Sen. Geoff Michel, Rep. Marty Seifert, Rep. Paul Kohls and former state legislator Charlie Weaver are interested in a run for governor. Former State Auditor Pat Anderson says she's interested in running and will announce in a month or two.
Michelle Marston, campaign manager for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, responded "I don't think so. I think she's very happy where she is," when asked if Bachmann is interested.
Others who are said to be interested are Rep. Laura Brod, national committeeman Brian Sullivan and former MN House Speaker and current Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Steve Sviggum.
This list is subject to change.
Just curious why you even asked Bachmann, Tom. It's not as if she's shown one iota of interest in doing anything for Minnesota since she arrived in Congress. She's more often been viewed as an embarrassment rather than an asset to the state. Unless you're aware of something she's done for us that the rest of us in the 6th CD are not.
I asked her b/c people "who know" in the GOP said she's a potential candidate. That's why.
Must be someone's idea of a joke. Honestly, anyone who really thinks Bachmann would be a serious candidate for statewide office isn't much "in the know" about how she got elected in the 6th in the first place.
Maybe that's why the GOP in this state is the Incredible Shrinking Party if that's what their people "who know" know.
I think Rep. Bachmann is interested in the national spotlight, so it stands to reason that she would be happy where she is now -- in Washington DC, with its convenient access to Fox News and CNN's Larry King. (Probably not MSNBC.)
The political left hates Bachmann because she will not appoligize for being conservative.