Jim Graves, the hotelier looking to unseat 6th Congressional District Rep. Michele Bachmann this fall, has earned a spot on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s list of competitive races.
The DCCC raises and spends money to help Democrats get elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and has identified Minnesota’s 6th as a race that’s increasingly competitive.
That means Graves’ campaign has met certain infrastructure and organizational goals to merit national funds and attention.
“We are honored to have the support of the DCCC,” Graves said in a press release. “Their decision to target our race confirms what recent polling clearly shows: the voters of Minnesota’s 6th District are eager to elect a businessman who has created thousands of goodpaying private sector jobs and who knows what it will take to get our economy back on track.”
But while the DCCC may identify the 6th as a competitive race, politicos don’t. For instance, the Rothenberg Political Report rates Bachmann’s seat as “Safe Republican.”