Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has a new fundraising e-mail out to her supporters, in the wake of the redistricting decision from a state judicial panel that shifted her hometown out of her safely Republican 6th District, and onto the other side of the border in the Democratic 4th District. Bachmann is nevertheless seeking re-election in the 6th District, which she has represented for six years, and is still favored to win her race.
Key quote from the e-mail, with emphasis in the original:
The courts in Minnesota just ruled on the new Congressional districts and, as one of my most loyal supporters, I wanted you to be the first to know.
Just as we suspected, the liberal courts have changed the makeup of Minnesota's Congressional districts. The courts' liberal bias was evident by cherrypicking the districts and going so far as to draw my home — where I have raised my family and represented in Congress for the past six years — outside the new sixth district.
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. I have therefore decided to campaign for re-election in the new sixth district, where a majority of my constituents remain. This will not be an easy task, but with your support today of $25, $50, $100 or more our campaign will have the funds necessary to run an effective campaign.