Tom Emmer might be the new Michele Bachmann

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Emmer isn't quite as fun as Bachmann, but he's not a bad alternative we suppose.
Tom Emmer is teasing "an announcement" he'll be making tomorrow at 6 p.m. in Delano, a town firmly in the soon-to-be-abdicated-by-Bachmann 6th Congressional District.

SEE ALSO: Tom Emmer: If I were guv, Minnesota would "make Wisconsin look like [an] ugly step-child"

Emmer, who represented parts of the 6th during his tenure in the Minnesota House, has been rumored to be Bachmann's possible Republican successor, and we can only assume he isn't calling a news conference to announce he's finally landed that long-sought teaching gig at Hamline University.

If Emmer tosses his hat in the 6th District ring, he'll be the favorite over whoever Democrats end up trotting out there almost by default. WCCO calls the 6th "the most conservative in the state" and notes "there are an estimated 10 percent more Republicans in the district than Democrats." Romney carried the 6th by 15 percentage points last fall, which further underscores the extent to which Michele Bachmann's 1-point victory over Jim Graves reflected her unpopularity.

In a statement released last week, Emmer wrote he "reached out to Michele to thank her for the great work she has done while serving in the U.S. House" and said he is "strongly considering running for the open seat being vacated by our Congresswomen."

For the MNGOP's sake, if Emmer does decide to run for Congress, let's hope it ends up being less disastrous for his party than his last run for office.

And we can't help but wonder -- if Emmer has to take a hiatus from his gig co-hosting the Davis & Emmer show, then who will try and protect Bob Davis from losing his job when he says really dumb shit on the radio?

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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haterpatrol
haterpatrol

Great...ANOTHER bat shit crazy person, who wants to 'represent us'...

Kent Klinger
Kent Klinger

Like CP losers could actually afford to live in District 6 to make a difference as far as the outcome.

Paul Rignell
Paul Rignell

Hmm, did Bachmann rack up multiple DUIs? If not, then he's already got her beat. (Get one, you're forgiven. Get two, you've proven your character.)

Greg Rasmusson
Greg Rasmusson

He said the other day Michele Bachmann will be missed as she did a good job in Washington for Minnesota, I would like for him to list the things she did?

Georgia Connelly
Georgia Connelly

A libertarian candidate would have a real chance in the 6th and would be very much preferable to this mean spirited blowhard.

Matt Connell
Matt Connell

He'll just be another screeching idiot in the mindless Teabagger chorus.

Paul Marcucci
Paul Marcucci

Another pile of shit for the 6th district. Lets hope not.

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

that fat fuck was almost our governor

Marc Spencer
Marc Spencer

he'll be worse than bachmann.... much smarter, more vile.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Emmer has no chance in the primary.   The Minnesota Tea Party Republicans have already found a true conservative voice for the 6th district.   The only question is if Whitey Rogers will run this year.  Whitey is Michele's protege and he's been a rising star in the GOP since Michele met him at a bus station.  He was screaming about how Obamacare would make you a gay vampire and Michele knew he was type of leader America needs.  The only question is if Whitey will find enough of the extra strength aluminium foil to keep Obama's mind control rays from forcing Whitey to expose himself to a bus full of elderly nuns again. The 6th district will love Whitey because he isn't bogged down by things like facts or logic, you can really see the spirit of Michele in him when he is screaming at a cockroach about how Benghazi was a secret IRS coverup to hide all the abortions Obama was forcing Christians to have.  The best news is sometimes Whitey rants in his own made up language that sounds close enough to Spanish.   He's the best chance Republicans have ever had to pander to the Latino vote.  

Adam Wogen
Adam Wogen

Well, he's a huge prick so he'll fit right in.

Eric Hempler
Eric Hempler

I don't think anyone would want to be the new Michele Bachmann

Rickardo Ehman
Rickardo Ehman

Whatever. It's not Bachmann did anything for our district anyway. I assume this guy will do nothing as well. Pretty easy gig if you can get it.

Ryan Halliday
Ryan Halliday

Great! We'll go from Batshit Crazy to an Asshole!

kennyX
kennyX

@Kent Klinger Much like the author of this blog. He can't even afford a one bedroom apartment in the shittiest parts of Minneapolis.

jmhaag01
jmhaag01

@Paul Rignell Hey Paul did you ever do dumb shit 32 years ago?  32 years ago was when Tom Emmer had his first DWI.  10 years later he had another one.  What if he was just over the legal limit?  Does it make a difference?  Probably not to someone who does dumb shit while commenting.....

kennyX
kennyX

@Dan Mason No shit. We are so lucky that instead we got a stuttering alcoholic hypocrite who wants to raise taxes on the so-called "wealthy", yet panders to a billionaire NFL team owner. Lucky us.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

@MicheleBachmann Someone needs to have their meds checked.  I"m not even sure how you function in public where every white guy not wearing a gay pride shirt is automatically a racist, closeted gay, self-hating homophobe.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

@Adam Wogen Does that mean he'll get the gay vote?  (Dude, you threw it up there.)

Onan
Onan

@kennyX And for once, i agree with you. We ARE pretty lucky to have Dayton as our Gov rather than Emmer.

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