Bachmann defeats Jim Graves

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Michele Bachmann defeated democratic challenger Jim Graves on Tuesday to continue representing Minnesota's 6th congressional district, the Huffington Post reported.

Bachmann won the race by just more than 3,000 of the 350,000 votes, according to the Washington Post.

Although there was talk of a recount, Graves conceded at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, New York Daily News reported.

After unsuccessfully running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, she faced a tough reelection campaign against Graves, the Huffington Post reported.

The Washington Post reported Bachmann releasing this statement,"It has truly been an honor and a privilege to represent the people of Minnesota's Sixth District in Congress, and I am humbled that they have placed their trust in me for another term."

Bachmann has been criticized for a number of public mistakes she has made, including saying that the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired in New Hampshire, repeating one woman's unverified story of a child suffering from mental retardation from the HPV vaccine, and claiming that the Founding Fathers "worked tirelessly until slavery was no more," New York Daily News reported.

Bachmann, founder of the Tea Party caucus in the House of Representatives, was elected to Congress in 2006, according to the Huffington Post.

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