MINNEAPOLIS - Republicans in the Sixth Congressional District are watching Congresswoman Michele Bachmann very closely.  Last (Monday) night Bachmann announced that she's officially running for president.

College of St. Benedict and St. John's University Political Science Professor Kay Wolsborn says that could leave the door open for that seat in a strongly Republican district.

However, Wolsborn says we probably won't see a lot of people come forward just yet.  That's because the filing period doesn't end until June.  That falls well after the key early presidential nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina; but it's before the Republican National Convention in Florida in August. If Bachmann doesn't do well in the early primaries and caucuses she could still run for her current seat.

Bachmann says she won't campaign for re-election at the same time she's running for president.

And, with redistricting still up in the air, many potential candidates aren't certain which district they'll end-up in.