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With Bachmann Out, Her Rival Leaves Politics

'Mission Accomplished,' says Jim Graves

(Newser) - Jim Graves apparently had a very specific political agenda: Defeat Michele Bachmann. The Democratic businessman came within a whisker of doing so in Minnesota last year, and now that Bachmann has announced she's not running for re-election to Congress, that would seem to be good news for Graves' political...

Bachmann: I Won't Run for Re-Election

Says decision not related to ethics inquiry or poll numbers

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann, lately behind in polls and facing an ethics probe into her 2012 presidential campaign, has announced that she won't seek re-election to her Minnesota House seat, reports the New York Times . "This decision was not impacted in any way by the recent inquiries into the activities...

Bachmann Slips Behind in House Race

 Slips Behind 
 in House Race 

Bachmann Slips Behind in House Race

Jim Graves is neck-and-neck with Minnesota congresswoman

(Newser) - Things just keep getting worse for Michele Bachmann: Not only is she facing a campaign finance investigation , she's also dropping behind in the race to hold onto her House of Representatives seat, according to a new poll. The Public Policy Poll shows Democrat challenger Jim Graves leading 47% to...

Bachmann Holds On to Her House Seat

But a recount is possible; Tea Partier Allen West in tight race

(Newser) - In a nail-biter of a close race, Michele Bachmann appears to have overcome a strong challenger and held onto her Minnesota House seat, the St. Cloud Times reports. The Tea Partier was ahead of hotel executive Jim Graves by 50.5% to 49.3% with 98% of precincts reporting when...

Bachmann Could Actually Lose
 Bachmann Could Actually Lose 
tight races

Bachmann Could Actually Lose

Politico looks at tight and 'nasty' races

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann's path to re-election has gotten a lot bumpier than you might expect, reports Politico . It digs into the Minnesota rep's bid to hang onto her seat against a challenge from hotel exec Jim Graves , and finds that even with "off-the-charts" name recognition, more than...

Bachmann Ditching Swiss Citizenship

'I am a proud American citizen'

(Newser) - If you were concerned that Michele Bachmann's Swiss citizenship meant she'd given up on America, worry no longer: She's getting rid of it. "Today I sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate requesting withdrawal of my dual Swiss citizenship, which was conferred upon me by operation...

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