Friday, May 31, 2013

Now the Democrat is Out of the Minnesota Congressional Race to Replace Bachmann

It seems like no one wants to run for the MN-6 district currently represented by Michele Bachmann. Her Democratic opponent from 2012, Jim Graves, has announced that he is not running for the seat next year. This leaves the district open, especially considering it is an R+8.

Except one interview. Graves kindly reached out to me Thursday night to offer a brief interview and agreed that MinnPost could break the story this morning, a short time before his official statement is released. Here is what he told me:

“Basically, after all that’s gone on, and with Michele Bachmann now stepping down, I’ve been talking to my friends and family and frankly, the feeling is, ‘Mission Accomplished.’ She wasn’t representing the people of the 6th District appropriately, and now she won’t be representing them. There’s no way anyone could run and win who would be worse than Michele Bachmann. So we accomplished that task.”

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