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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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