We have followed Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner for years and have found his columns to be entertaining and informative.

But now we fear he’s lost his mind.

This week he writes that Democrats are lining up to challenge President Trump in 2020, including Minnesota’s lefties Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar.

The jokes should write themselves from there, as Bedard takes a look through history at senators running from the same state.

It’s never been done.

That’s when he took a leap of logic that left him at the bottom of a canyon with 206 broken bones and evaporated brain matter, where he came up with this scenario that is allegedly in the Washington rumor mill.

A Democratic challenge from Sen. Mike Bennet with running mate, Republican Sen. Cory Gardner.

Bennet has been clearly trying to align himself with Gardner on legislation to come off as Mr. Bipartisan, so he can vote against every other important piece of GOP legislation in D.C.

So is he the one spreading rumors that he would select Gardner as his running mate if nominated to run for president?

Tell us if you know how this one started.