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Hofrenning talks congressional politics with Philadelphia Inquirer

HofrenningDan166x132St. Olaf College Professor of Political Science Dan Hofrenning tells the Philadelphia Inquirer that 2014 had promised to be a close race in Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District — until Michele Bachmann announced that she will not seek reelection.

Now, Hofrenning tells columnist and broadcast personality Michael Smerconish, “Republicans will have a greater chance at holding the seat with someone else.”

Smerconish’s column examines Bob Dole’s recent comments about the Republican Party and how Bachmann illustrates those points. Hofrenning provides further context and information about the makeup of the Sixth Congressional District.