Democrat Jim Graves Drops Out of Race For MN 6th District Following Bachmann Retirement

You see this headline and say why? Would he not have a good chance to win this seat after narrowly losing in 2012 by less than 5K votes to Bachmann? The reason why comes from his interview with the Minnesota Post. After Bachmann announced her retirement, he says 'mission accomplished'...'There’s no way anyone could run and win who would be worse than Michele Bachmann. So we accomplished that task.' Even though this lib goon told The Hill last week that he wasn't running against Bachmann, that obviously wasn't true. reported:

Democrat Jim Graves is dropping out of the race for Minnesota's 6th congressional district, The Hill has confirmed, leaving Democrats without a candidate for the seat to be vacated by retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

Jim Graves' spokeswoman, said she found out Thursday night and that the decision was a "complete and utter shock" to her.

"I'm a little heartbroken. I'm one of those Democrats who's going to try to talk him back into it," she said.

Pearl wouldn't offer further details on why Graves ultimately decided against a run. But he was facing a much tougher fight following Bachmann's decision to retire, which she announced on Wednesday.

That same day, Graves sounded optimistic about his chances in the race, and insisted in multiple media interviews that he planned to run as hard as ever for the seat.

“I always said I wasn’t running against Michele Bachmann, I was running for the people of the country, and that won’t change,” Graves told The Hill on Wednesday.

Graves ran against Bachmann in 2012, losing by 4,300 votes.

Bachmann was viewed as an extremely weak candidate again in 2014, following her botched presidential bid and multiple investigations into alleged campaign finance improprieties. A recent Democratic poll showed Graves ahead by two points.