A quick look at the redistricting map shows that the Fourth Congressional District – “represented” by Betty McCollum, the dumbest person in Congress – now extends straight east all the way down Highway 96 (?) through the parts that are now part of the Sixth.
All of you folks who moved to Woodbury, Lake Elmo, Afton and Stillwater to escape the DFL? David Gilmour said it best; no matter how you tried, you could not break free.
That includes the city of Stillwater. Which means it looks as if the big donnybrook the DFL wanted, pitting idiot McCollum against Mchele Bachmann, is in the cards. Unless Michele moves a few miles north to Marine on St. Croix to stay in the Sixth.
To tell you the truth, it’s hard to say what I’d hope for. I think it’d be fun fun fun to have Michele pull off what’d have to be an epic upset (not out of lack of her own merit, but because most of the DFL voting bloc in Saint Paul is so invincibly dim in its voting habits); it’d be even better to have her sitting as a foiuth-term incumbent with what’ll be a 20 point margin in the Sixth.
John Marty and Mary Jo McGuire will have to compete for SD66, and Mindy Greiling and Alice “The Phantom” Hausman for the new 66A. On the other hand, my new representative-for-life is John Lesch.
Doh! My side of the street is HD65A! Senator Sandy “Foul-Mouthed” Pappas and Rep. Rena “The DFL Vote-Bot” Moran.
Meet the new DFL drones, same as the old DFL drones.