Michele Bachmann Faces Existential Threat in 2014
iming to capitalize on the controversy, Democrat Jim Graves has launched a rematch against Bachmann after coming within 5,000 votes — 1.2 percentage points — - of unseating her in 2012. Graves, a wealthy hotel company executive, raised more than $100,000 during the first week of his candidacy — a mind-boggling figure for a House candidate.
On Monday, he released a poll showing him heading into Round 2 with a narrow lead over the four-term congresswoman.
In an interview, Graves boasted that he is the front-runner in the race and argued that Minnesotans are tiring of Bachmann’s soundbite-friendly approach.