Bachmann files for re-election

Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann officially launched her re-election bid Monday for a fourth term representing Minnesota's 6th District. She will face DFL challenger Jim Graves, a luxury hotel owner, in November
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Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann officially launched her re-election bid Monday for a fourth term representing Minnesota's 6th District. She will face DFL challenger Jim Graves, a luxury hotel owner, in November

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