Bachmann Slips Behind in House Race
Jim Graves is neck-and-neck with Minnesota congresswoman
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2013 1:52 PM CDT
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. gestures as she speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(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's 45%, but Politico notes that number is within the margin of error. Graves was within 5,000 votes of beating Bachmann in 2012, and Bachmann has already started running TV ads this time around, a sign that she's taking his candidacy seriously.

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May 21, 2013 12:44 PM CDT
Slip sliding away. Yahoo. Hope she goes out next time around. Are people in her district really this stupid to vote the POS into office?
May 21, 2013 12:15 PM CDT
The real issue here is how this lame-brain manages to get 45% of her district to vote for her.
May 21, 2013 10:56 AM CDT
Is the TEAPOT boiling over ?