Bachmann Bounced Out of Redrawn District

She rips 'liberal bias' in new boundaries
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2012 12:02 AM CST
Updated Feb 22, 2012 4:50 AM CST
Bachmann Bounced Out of Redrawn District
Michele Bachmann speaks to the press after learning of the redistricting.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

(Newser) – Michele Bachmann's Minnesota congressional district has been redrawn out from under her. New district lines unveiled by a panel of judges yesterday have put the 6th District congresswoman's home in the 4th District, which is currently represented by Democrat Betty McCollum, reports the Star Tribune. Bachmann—who dropped her White House bid after finishing sixth in Iowa—says she still plans to seek re-election to her old 6th District seat.

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"I refuse to allow the courts to arbitrarily determine who my friends, neighbors, and constituents are, and I will take every necessary step to correct this injustice," she wrote in an email to supporters, vowing to run for re-election "where a majority of my constituents remain." She accused the redistricting panel of "liberal bias," although the new 6th District is still Republican-friendly, Politico notes. (Read more Michele Bachmann stories.)

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