Rep. Bachmann's Democratic Opponent Follows Her Lead, Announces He Won't Run For Congress

Says whoever followers her couldn't be worse


WASHINGTON—With Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmannopting against a reelection bid, the Democrat who nearly unseated her last November and was gunning for her again is now out of the race too.

Jim Graves, a St. Cloud businessman, told the local website MinnPost that with the polarizing conservative choosing not to run—perhaps out of fear she might lose—his feeling was "mission accomplished."

"She wasn't representing the people of the 6th District appropriately, and now she won't be representing them. There's no way anyone could run and win who would be worse than Michele Bachmann. So we accomplished that task," he said.