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.
Would-be Michele Bachmann opponent Jim Graves, announcing he is likewise pulling out of the race.
He’s basically putting a spin on the fact that he believes the seat was winnable only so long as Bachmann was the Republican candidate. For anyone else, gerrymandering will probably keep the seat from being competitive a little while longer.