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GOP Field Taking Shape In Open 6th District Race

One possible Republican candidate for Michele Bachmann’s congressional seat is taking herself out of the running while another gets ready to announce his plans. Bachmann’s surprise decision not to seek reelection started a scramble among possible Republican successors.

06/03/2013

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Jim Graves Drops Out Of Race In 6th Congressional District

The Democrat gearing up for a rematch against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann suspended his campaign Friday, proclaiming success in his goal to oust the polarizing conservative from Congress two days after she announced she wouldn’t seek re-election.

05/31/2013

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Rep. Bachmann Says She Won’t Run For Re-Election

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, a tea party favorite, said Wednesday she will not run for another term in the U.S. House and said her decision had nothing to do with ongoing investigations over finances related to her unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination.

05/29/2013

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A Sampling Of Provocative Rep. Bachmann Statements

Here is a sampling of memorable statements made by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who announced Wednesday she wouldn’t seek a fifth term in Congress.

05/29/2013

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Line Forming Among GOP For Bachmann Seat

Republicans expect a long line of potential candidates from their party to replace Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. State Rep. Matt Dean, a former House majority leader, told The Associated Press that he’s inclined to run and would announce his formal intentions soon

05/29/2013

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Graves On Bachmann Decision: ‘She Read The Tea Leaves’

Rep. Michele Bachmann’s announcement that she won’t seek a fifth term has her most recent opponent saying that she “read the tea leaves,” in an apparent reference to her Tea Party ties.

05/29/2013

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Video: Memorable Recent Moments From Rep. Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann has been at the center of many memorable moments in Minnesota politics in recent years. Here is a collection of some of the most notable or most watched videos on WCCO.COM from recent years.

05/29/2013

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Jim Graves Seeks Rematch Against Rep. Bachmann

The Democrat who narrowly lost to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann last year is seeking a rematch. The St. Cloud Times reports Thursday that businessman Jim Graves will run again for Congress in Minnesota’s 6th District.

04/11/2013

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In Bachmann’s Narrow Win, Hints Of Vulnerability

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is headed back to Washington, but the tea party favorite’s toughest race yet suggests a new vulnerability in the wake of her failed presidential run.

11/07/2012

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Graves Concedes 6th District Race To Rep. Bachmann

Democratic hotelier Jim Graves has conceded the election to incumbent Republican and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann, who has now won her fourth term in Congress.

11/07/2012

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Bachmann Beats Graves In Minn.’s 6th District

Republican and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann has beaten Democratic hotelier Jim Graves to win her fourth term in Congress.

11/06/2012

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Bachmann Maintains Money Edge In Re-Election Race

Republican Michele Bachmann’s opponent for congressional re-election has put more of money into his campaign, but the incumbent still has a wide cash advantage heading into the final weeks.

10/16/2012

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The 6th District Race: Bachmann Vs. Graves

Minnesota’s sixth congressional district race is one of the hottest contested races in the country.

10/14/2012

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Rep. Bachmann Goes After Dem Rival In 1st TV Ad

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann paints Democratic challenger Jim Graves as a big spender in her first TV ad of the year in Minnesota’s 6th District.

09/20/2012

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Talking Points: Graves’ Poll Numbers Against Rep. Bachmann

As of Tuesday, there will only be seven weeks until Election Day. And while much of the focus and here and across the country has been on the presidential race, members of Congress are up for re-election as well.

09/16/2012

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