(CNN) – A Minnesota judicial panel revealed redrawn congressional districts Tuesday that placed Rep. Michele Bachmann's home outside the district she represents.
Bachmann announced this month she was running for re-election in the sixth district, which includes parts of the Minneapolis-St. Paul suburbs. She said Tuesday she would still run in the sixth district, despite a new map drawn by the state's Supreme Court Special Redistricting panel that put her town, Stillwater, in the fourth district.
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The fourth district is currently represented by Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat serving her sixth term in Congress. In 2008 she was reelected with 59% of the vote.
Bachmann characterized the change as a political move designed to favor Democrats in an email to supporters.
"Just as we suspected, the liberal courts have changed the makeup of Minnesota's Congressional districts," Bachmann wrote. "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."
Bachmann said she would "take every necessary step to correct this injustice."
In a separate email, Bachmann painted a brighter picture of the change, saying it "was a victory for the people of the sixth district of Minnesota."
"Though the court changed the district by drawing my residence out of the district and into district four, the vast majority of the people I currently represent remain in district 6," she wrote.
The U.S. Constitution requires members of Congress live in the state they represent when they are elected, but does not say they must reside in the specific districts they represent.