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Bachmann Exit Makes GOP Retention Easier

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 01:41 PM

By John Gizzi

Within hours of Rep. Michele Bachmann dropping her political bombshell on Wednesday by announcing she won't run again, Minnesota Republicans told Newsmax their job of retaining the 6th Congressional District seat would be much easier without the controversial incumbent.

"The one opportunity Democrats had of winning the 6th was with Rep. Bachmann running," said former state GOP Chairman Pat Shortridge.

Former Rep. Mark Kennedy, who held the district before Bachmann until running unsuccessfully for the Senate in 2006, agreed. "It's more solidly Republican than when I represented it, but it could go Democratic with a controversial Republican," Kennedy said.

Kennedy predicted a crowded Republican primary, with several state legislators and county commissioners running. Businessman Jim Graves, who barely lost to Bachmann last year, is again seeking the Democratic nod.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax
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