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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:37 AM

DCCC Backs Bachmannís Opponent In MN

Source: TPM

National Democrats believe Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) could lose this fall. Bachmann, one of the top tea party Republicans facing national efforts to defeat them from progressive groups this year, is now on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Red to Blue" district target list.

On Monday the DCCC announced it will throw its weight behind businessman Jim Graves, who has mounted a well-funded campaign targeted at highlighting Bachmann's national profile as a divisive figure. Democrats in Washington like what they see, and now promise Graves support from the national party.

"During Congresswoman Michele Bachmannís career in Washington, she has been more focused on being a national right-wing celebrity than on delivering for the Minnesota families she represents," DCCC chair Steve Israel (NY) said in a statement. "Voters are experiencing buyerís remorse with Congresswoman Bachmann and her relentless desire to put ideology over solutions."

Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/dccc-backs-bachmanns-opponent-in-mn



Time to say buh-bye Michelle! HOPE so!

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Reply DCCC Backs Bachmannís Opponent In MN (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 2012 OP
livetohike Oct 2012 #1
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #2
tavalon Oct 2012 #3
Blanks Oct 2012 #4
LuckyLib Oct 2012 #5
geardaddy Oct 2012 #6
bucolic_frolic Oct 2012 #7
Marie Marie Oct 2012 #14
lsewpershad Oct 2012 #8
Harriety Oct 2012 #9
Brother Buzz Oct 2012 #10
Buddaman Oct 2012 #11
brooklynite Oct 2012 #12
riverwalker Oct 2012 #13
IVoteDFL Oct 2012 #15

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:40 AM

1. Great news!

Then Bachmann can join the other losers over at FOX.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:56 AM

2. I'm going to the Jim Graves election night party!

Go Jim! Jim's a successful businessman who currently operates Graves 601 hotel and started AmericInn. He's a passionate Democrat who knows how to effectively work across the aisle. He comes from Michele's district and unlike her, he is very much in touch with his constituents.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:57 AM

3. It's about time, suckers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:58 AM

4. I hope he wins. She really needs to go. eom

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:03 PM

5. Her ads are vicious and the Repugs have poured millions into her campaign.

She's a snake and needs to be defeated.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:06 PM

6. I was waiting in line in to pay for coffee yesterday in Minneapolis

at a local bakery and lo and behold, who was standing behind me? Jim Graves!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:22 PM

7. Anti-Bachmann Turnout Overdrive

Let it rip!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:44 PM

14. Takin' Care of Business??

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:26 PM

8. Good news

Next up Issa. We should begin the work to get rid of this clown.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:28 PM

9. So far his ads have been very upbeat, and her's have been vicious. However....

I still don't understand why a person like Bachmann who is so pro family and pro life, and brags about all her kids and fosters kids has never.....never shown herself in any ads or pictures with her family. I think last year was the first time her hubby came out and made his presence known. Most politicians at least have a family photo, especially if they are running on a family values theme.

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Response to Harriety (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:42 PM

10. DCCC ads (RCCC, too) only attack opponents, leaving their candidate above the fray

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:03 PM

12. To those grumbling that DCCC isn't supporting THEIR candidate of choice...

...this is an excellent example of how DCCC works. The Party doesn't have funds to fully support everyone, so they look for performance and results, and target their assistance where it's needed and where it will make a difference. This race was marked as "Likely Republican" six months ago, but through organizational structure, fundraising and campaign strategy, Graves has managed to close a massive funding gap and develop a message that has brought the polling difference to within the margin of error, and has moved the race into "Tossup" territory. Well worth a contribution.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:51 PM

13. Going to a Graves Townhall tonight

Don't know if I should wear my "Nurses For Obama" or my "Democratic Underground" T shirt. Maybe go stealth or tape teabags and flags on my head (this IS the MN-6 after all). I wore the DU T-shirt during Kerry campaign when I shook Elizabeth Edward's hand and she read my shirt and gave me the BIGGEST smile, so it's sentimental.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:02 PM

15. GREAT NEWS!!!!

Many Minnesotans believe he could win too. I wished I lived in their district just so I could vote for him! The only thing Bachmann has going for her is the insane amount of money within her campaign. This really evens it out, I think he's going to win. Hopefully, Rick Nolan wins up in the 8th district too and Minnesota will turn two seats from red to blue!!

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