The Cook Political Report moved its rating of Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District from Likely Republican to Toss-Up. Cook’s David Wasserman said he made the move in light of Bachmann’s recent comments. He said Bachmann will be forced to defend her comments over the next two weeks of the campaign.
“Look, this is fodder for Democratic commercials regardless of how she reacts to it. She just made this race much more of a referendum on her. That is a welcome development for Democrats. Democratic ads are likely to be setting the tone and the agenda.”
Bachmann’s DFL challenger Elwyn Tinklenberg now reports that he has raised more than $800 thousand since Friday.