Minnesota Democrat Jim Graves No Longer Running For Congress

Jim Graves says he is indefinitely suspending his campaign for Congress now that Michele Bachmann has announced she won’t seek re-election.

“Basically, after all that’s gone on, and with Michele Bachmann now stepping down, I’ve been talking to my friends and family and frankly, the feeling is, ‘Mission Accomplished,’” he told MinnPost.

[Graves] says he will not take questions about it today, nor is he particularly interested in hearing from various Democrats who might want to talk him into changing his mind. In fact, his plan is to give no interviews for a month so the spotlight can shift to others who want to enter the race from which he is withdrawing.

Graves narrowly lost to Bachmann in 2012.