Joe Perske On 6th District Odds: 'People Want A Change'The seat in Minnesota's 6th congressional district is completely up for grabs, with Rep. Michele Bachmann opting not to run for re-election. While the District is heavily Republican, two years ago businessman and Democrat Jim Graves came within one percentage point of beating Bachmann.
Downey Expects Republicans To Keep Spot In 6th DistrictThe first real high profile entrance in the Republican race to retain the vital 6th Congressional District is anticipated Wednesday as former legislator Tom Emmer is expected to throw his hat into the ring. Even if Jim Graves had stayed in the contest, Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey said he had and has every confidence that the GOP will retain the 6th district.
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.
Talking Points: Will Tom Emmer Run For The 6th District?What a difference a week in the race for Minnesota's 6th Congressional District. A week ago Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was running campaign ads -- a recent poll showed she was in a dead heat with Jim Graves the DFL challenger who almost beat her in 2012.
Esme's Blog: Bachmann and Graves -- The Same Choice In the end they both bowed out. Michele Bachmann announced her decision to drop out of the race for Minnesota's 6th District via YouTube, while Jim Graves sent out an email statement.
Jim Graves Drops Out Of Race In 6th Congressional DistrictThe 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.
Rep. Bachmann Says She Won't Run For Re-ElectionMinnesota 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.
Line Forming Among GOP For Bachmann SeatRepublicans 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
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.
Talking Points: Graves Vs. Bachmann, Round 2Memorial Day weekend is hardly campaign season so you may have been surprised to see that 18 months before voters go to the polls, Rep. Michele Bachmann is already running campaign ads. It's an unusual move for any candidate much less one who is a nationally recognized figure.
Minn.'s Bachmann Sprints To TV With Health Care Ad Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has rushed out a television ad in hopes of capitalizing on the latest U.S. House vote to undo President Barack Obama's health care law. The Republican critic of the Affordable Care Act — dubbed Obamacare by foes — was to begin airing the ad Thursday night in Twin Cities market. She put about $85,000 into the TV spot.
Jim Graves Back In The RaceJim Graves announced last week that he will run for a second time against Rep. Michele Bachmann. He joined Chad on Friday to discuss why he thinks he can win and what he will do differently the second time.