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 Bachmann’s 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 buyer’s remorse with Congresswoman Bachmann and her relentless desire to put ideology over solutions."