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With Bachmann not running, Jim Graves pulls out of 6th District race
MINNPOST.com ^ | 5/31/13 | Eric Black

Posted on 05/31/2013 8:32:34 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

As of today, Jim Graves is going to indefinitely suspend his campaign for Congress from the 6th District.

Translation: He is not running. He is dropping out of politics to concentrate on his family and his business.

~SNIP~

“Basically, after all that’s gone on, and with Michele Bachmann now stepping down, I’ve been talking to my friends and family and frankly, the feeling is, ‘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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at minnpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2014midterms; 2016election; 6thdistrict; bachmann; election2014; election2016; gaves; graves; jimgraves; michelebachmann; minnesota; mn2014
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Didn't see this coming.....
1 posted on 05/31/2013 8:32:34 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

What party is he, Democrat? Article didn’t say, as far as I can tell.


2 posted on 05/31/2013 8:34:53 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Is there an excellent conservative available to run in that district? Another RINO in Congress would please the Corruptocrats and their lapdog media, but it’s not what we need in Congress.


3 posted on 05/31/2013 8:35:27 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: BwanaNdege

Dem. Ran and lost to Bachmann in 2012.


4 posted on 05/31/2013 8:36:20 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (DONATE!!!)
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To: txrefugee

Tom Emmer.


5 posted on 05/31/2013 8:36:53 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (DONATE!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

So Graves is saying he was only running for congress out of personal spite?


6 posted on 05/31/2013 8:38:18 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Bingo. Gosh, I’ll bet he would have made a great congressman...


7 posted on 05/31/2013 8:39:59 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (DONATE!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Found a Franken twin to run?


8 posted on 05/31/2013 8:40:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I heard a Dem strategist talking about Bachmann’s announcement. She said, when a politician announces this early that they are pulling out, it basically means that they know they can’t win. I wonder if she would say the same thing about Graves.


9 posted on 05/31/2013 8:40:28 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: mylife

That’s what it sounds like.


10 posted on 05/31/2013 8:40:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Tarryj Clark, the perpetual losing carpetbagger will probably move into the district in time to run.


11 posted on 05/31/2013 8:42:19 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (DONATE!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Tarryl


12 posted on 05/31/2013 8:43:07 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (DONATE!!!)
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To: Sender
I heard a Dem strategist talking about Bachmann’s announcement.

Yeah because we should always believe the dem strategists who only want what's best for us.

Bachmann still holds the office for some 18 more months and she wouldn't announce leaving out of fear of losing a race a year and a half away. I personally think she's looking toward another office. If not a national office, Minnesota could sure use a better SOS.
13 posted on 05/31/2013 8:45:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

What a loss to the people of Minnesota!!!!BHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!BHAAAAAAAA!!!


14 posted on 05/31/2013 8:49:25 AM PDT by ontap (ion. Would you suggest that that organization)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Is Harold Stassen still available?


15 posted on 05/31/2013 8:49:31 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I always feel the need for a shower after visiting MINNPOST


16 posted on 05/31/2013 8:50:47 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thanks. Local newspapers assume readers outside their immediate geographical area know the background. Often, with some place names, we don’t even know which state the story took place.


17 posted on 05/31/2013 8:51:35 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Tom Emmer.”

YES. I heard him on the radio program the other day, and callers were encouraging him to consider this. I think he would win the contest easily.


18 posted on 05/31/2013 8:55:20 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

the only thing she hasn’t changed yet is her gender.

bet that would get her even more dem votes.


19 posted on 05/31/2013 8:56:35 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: MNGal

“DR NO” would be great (Phil Krinkie)


20 posted on 05/31/2013 8:57:07 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Bachmann still holds the office for some 18 more months and she wouldn’t announce leaving out of fear of losing a race a year and a half away. I personally think she’s looking toward another office. If not a national office, Minnesota could sure use a better SOS.”

I believe that Michele Bachmann is looking ahead to other opportunities, also. I don’t believe for one second that she felt she would lose, or that she is considering leaving politics. This lady has much more to do. :-)


21 posted on 05/31/2013 8:57:34 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: mylife

Looks like it. These creeps are such scum. They aren’t fit to shine Bachmann’s shoes.

Now what? A tame RINO?


22 posted on 05/31/2013 8:57:57 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Tom Emmer, please answer the red telephone. Mr. Emmer, red phone.”


23 posted on 05/31/2013 8:58:15 AM PDT by Josh Painter (Shorter Obamunists: "We are the people the founding fathers warned us about.")
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To: reg45

I’m sure that they could dig him up, in a pinch.


24 posted on 05/31/2013 8:58:25 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (DONATE!!!)
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To: MNGal

Another wise thing about Bachmann announcing early is that it gives people a chance to get over the idea of her running again (people do get emotionally invested) and makes fundraising for the eventual GOP candidate easier.


25 posted on 05/31/2013 8:59:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
"Tarryj Clark"

The Big Mouth, literally and figuratively.
26 posted on 05/31/2013 9:00:27 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: MNGal
Than God, Michele Bachmann isn't going to be a Dingell-berry clinging to the seat till death.

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27 posted on 05/31/2013 9:02:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Ol’ Frog Face, I like to call her.


28 posted on 05/31/2013 9:04:26 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (DONATE!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
‘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.”

"Mission accomplished?" This idiot is so convinced of his own impact that he and he only was the cause for Bachmann not seeking reelection. He omits the rather important fact he went up against her twice and lost. She ably represented the people of MI-6 for the equivalent of two presidential terms. If anyone's mission is accomplished, it's hers.

29 posted on 05/31/2013 10:03:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

MI-6 = MN-6


30 posted on 05/31/2013 10:04:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Josh Painter
Seems Emmer lost the race for Governor in Minn. by 9,000 votes.For some reason the recount was stopped.Reading the stuff below poses a big question mark in my mind about possible corruption in that race. You know if we keep letting the rats win close races by stealing votes we may as well not run.

That lead was just barely under the 0.5% margin that requires a recount as opposed to one demanded and funded by a candidate. The margin of actual votes was far larger than recounts usually reverse at almost 9,000. Emmer really only had one hope going into the recount, which was that a recanvass of Hennepin County would substantially change the vote totals. Hennepin, which houses the city of Minneapolis, miscounted returns on Election Night by tens of thousands of votes. The recanvass during the recount phase didn’t change the corrected totals much at all, which put an end to Emmer’s hopes of prevailing.

31 posted on 05/31/2013 10:14:50 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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http://hotair.com/archives/2010/12/08/emmer-to-concede-mn-gubernatorial-race/

Sorry, here’s where I got the excerpt.


32 posted on 05/31/2013 10:17:43 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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33 posted on 05/31/2013 10:18:56 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

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34 posted on 05/31/2013 10:25:36 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Sounds like a opportune time to run a candidate that would make Michelle look like a moderate. Can’t hurt.


35 posted on 05/31/2013 10:27:17 AM PDT by McGruff (I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,)
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To: rodguy911

I agree!!


36 posted on 05/31/2013 10:36:27 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: MNGal

Emmer is damaged goods, unfortunately. He crushed Marx Dayton in Wright County in the governor’s race but if I lived in CD-6 (I live in CD-8), I’d be asking Phil Krinkie to run.

Thankfully, Republicans in CD-6 have a deep bench.


37 posted on 05/31/2013 10:41:13 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Though I am waiting for the first article from a national news source calling Jim Graves a ‘quitter’, like we’ve been seeing with regard to both Bachmann and Sarah Palin.

Of course, Graves actually is a quitter, having tried and failed and then dropped out.


38 posted on 05/31/2013 11:04:28 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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Emmer is damaged goods, unfortunately.

I don't think so. He lost because he ran a lousy campaign. I didn't know who he was even until I started listening to his morning radio talk show. He's terrific.

39 posted on 05/31/2013 11:09:54 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Given the problems that any Republican has with the Minneapolis RedStar Tribune (see exhibit A: Michele Bachmann and exhibit B: Chip Cravaack), Emmer’s history and failed campaign against Governor Jim Beam make him damaged goods in my view.

It’s not that he’s not conservative and it’s not that he doesn’t do a good radio show. It’s just that I think CD-6 can do better.


40 posted on 05/31/2013 11:12:07 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: BwanaNdege
2012 General Election



BACHMANN [R]........179240 	50.47% 	
GRAVES   [D]........174944 	49.26%
WRITE-IN ..........    969 	 0.27% 

41 posted on 05/31/2013 11:16:05 AM PDT by deport
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
It seems that liberals hardly ever wish to accept democratic procedures if such procedures are likely to go against them. The true measure should be what the public decide at the ballot box. True, even this procedure can be subverted by certain entities (mostly the liberals). This subversion is cheating at the ballot box, false poll results, rumours and smears.

Even with all their sleazy undemocratic machinations, they still want to wipe out anyone they oppose by mobocracy. The battle goes on in Toronto, Canada, with a beleaguered Mayor Rob Ford being hit with everything but the kitchen sink. Liberals are absolutely everywhere, different country, same rotten tactics. I am not, of course, comparing the excellent woman legislator who is the subject of this post, with Mayor Ford. I am drawing a conclusion as to the use of any method, but the right one- the ballot box.

42 posted on 05/31/2013 11:26:12 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: DManA

I listen to Tom Emmer every weekday morning.

His Campaign was terrible, but he’s the real deal & has significant knowledge.


43 posted on 05/31/2013 12:01:20 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

I can only take Davis in very small doses. But I agree, Emmer is great.


44 posted on 05/31/2013 12:14:59 PM PDT by DManA
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Spend more time with his family? That “family” wouldn't,by chance,consist of a 30-something fella who performs certain acts of kindness....
45 posted on 05/31/2013 4:20:22 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks ButThreeLeftsDo.
I’ve been talking to my friends and family and frankly, the feeling is, ‘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.
Any idea what Bachmann plans to pursue?


46 posted on 05/31/2013 4:41:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Sender

“I heard a Dem strategist talking about Bachmann’s announcement. She said, when a politician announces this early that they are pulling out, it basically means that they know they can’t win. I wonder if she would say the same thing about Graves.”

I sure would.

He was counting on being able to run against her - she’s a liability, even in her district. Her stepping aside means we can find a good candidate, and he won’t have a chance.


47 posted on 05/31/2013 4:57:02 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: mylife
So Graves is saying he was only running for congress out of personal spite?

No. Nancy Pelosi told him he had to run, but now that Bachmann's folded up under the heat, Pelosi will send the guy's kids back and he can get on with his life.

Be interesting to watch this race this fall .... like the other FRiends, I'd be interested to see if Michele could "anoint" another conservative to replace her and really torque the Red Witch off.

48 posted on 05/31/2013 5:24:25 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: txrefugee

"You got my plane fare covered?"

49 posted on 05/31/2013 5:46:30 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SunkenCiv

“Any idea what Bachmann plans to pursue?”

Al Franken?


50 posted on 06/03/2013 4:16:25 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (DONATE!!!)
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