Jim Graves, who was less than 5,000 votes away from defeating Michele Bachmann in 2012, has announced he is dropping out of the 2014 campaign for Minnesota’s Sixth District. This comes two days after Rep. Michele Bachmann announced she would not seek re-election. Don’t be mistaken, however, that Graves is disappointed on how recent events have occurred. Quite the contrary actually. In an interview with MinnPost, Graves said that with Bachmann retiring, “we accomplished that task.” With Graves’s retiring, there are no top-tier Democrats known and the seat will likely stay in Republican hands.