Bachmann's presidential bid will hand campaign fodder to her eventual opponent. She missed 71 percent of congressional votes between when she declared her presidential candidacy last June and when she dropped out in early January. Also, while campaigning in Iowa she repeatedly stressed her roots in that state directly to Minnesota's south.
While members of Congress aren't required to live in the districts they represent, Minnesota state lawmakers do face that requirement. Of the state's 201 legislators, 46 were thrown into districts with fellow incumbents, including the Republican House majority leader, Matt Dean.
Associated Press reporter Steve Karnowski in Minneapolis contributed to this report.
Online: Minnesota's newly drawn congressional and legislative maps: —http://www.mncourts.gov/?page=4469
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