|The queen of morons is considering a run to replace Al Franken. The former congresswoman Michele Bachmann is back in the news.|
Franken announced he will resign from the Senate in late 2017 and now someone will have to finish out the remaining term.
Minnesota has two senate seats up for grabs. The state narrowly went to Hillary Clinton by one point.
Bachmann, the former Tea Party maven has a long shot bid to win the seat. The Democrats should take her as a threat. She has name recognition.
She also has a knack for inserting her foot in the mouth. Regardless, Republicans like Steve Bannon will get behind her.
Republicans can only lose two seats. Donald J. Trump and his allies are trying to line up candidates capable of winning over white working class Democrats.
|I sense another Martha Coakley-like candidate. Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) will run to finish out the term vacated by Al Franken. Her seat could be endanger of falling to Republicans.|
Democrats have to hold onto States that Trump carried. Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Missouri, West Virginia, Montana, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio and Florida have seats up for grabs and most of the senators are at risk of losing.
Franken was forced out after a sex scandal. The former actor and comedian was accused of inappropriately touching eight women. He apologized and said he welcomed an ethics investigation. The lawmaker was soon called out by most of the Democratic minority. Most of the senators led by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said that the Democrats do not need this distraction heading into the midterms. They promptedly forced Franken to return to the private sector.
He resigned today and Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Governor Tina Smith to the spot. Smith will take office Wednesday. She has signalled she will run for the seat.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) will face a slightly difficult road ahead. The usually Democratic leaning state has become a focal point for Trump's class war.
|Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) (left) is running for reelection. The seat from former senator Al Franken is up for grabs. Both seats could become Republican. Donald Trump did well in the state.|
Justine Damond, Philando Castile and Jamarr Clark we're killed by the police and the officers are walking. No accountability lead to some of Minnesota's local mayors being ousted from their leadership.
The Democrats are hoping to win Congress. They are gonna need to have viable candidates to win.
Klobuchar and Smith better start courting Black voters and Muslims.
Blacks and Muslims aren't thrilled about the two and Republicans are hoping to continue their hold of Congress. White people who supported Trump are willing to vote for a candidate that could support his agenda.
Bachmann speaks their language. However, they fear her baggage could be a problem.