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