After announcing that she would not run for re-election next year, Michele Bachmann also spurred her opponent to drop out of the race. Democrat Jim Graves has dropped out of the race for Minnesota’s 6th congressional district. Now Democrats are left to scramble to try and find a replacement to run for the empty seat left by Rep. Michele Bachmann.
A spokeswoman for Mr. Graves said she found out that he was dropping out of the race late last night, and the decision was a complete shock. The spokeswoman, Julie Pearl, said “I’m a little heartbroken. I’m one of those Democrats who’s going to try and talk him back into it”. Pearl could not elaborate on why Graves decided to withdraw his name from the race, but it’s pretty clear to all of us what’s going on here.