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Minnesota News Briefs: Graves drops out of Congressional race after Bachmann

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Sixth District congressional candidate Jim Graves is dropping out of race two days after incumbent Republican Michele Bachmann decided not to run for re-election.

Graves, a Democrat-Farm Laborer, issued a statement today saying, "this was never about Jim Graves; this was about challenging the ineffective leadership and extremist ideology of Michelle Bachman on behalf of those she represents." Graves says as of Wednesday, that goal was accomplished.

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