We are hearing an interesting thought, former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is allowing her name to be put in place in order to prevent former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) from entering the Senate race to oppose US Senator Tina Smith (D-MN). Pawlenty may be threatened by Bachmann since she clearly chased him out of the 2012 Presidential race after she beat him in the Iowa Straw Poll. If floating Bachmann’s name is all it takes to block Pawlenty we find him to be a curious character.

 

Since Bachmann has yet to let her plans be known, the only challenger is State Sen Karin Housely (R-39, St Mary’s Point).