Michele Bachmann’s Race Is Too Close to Call …Update: Bachmann Wins!

Michele Bachmann’s race is too close to call.
The Star Tribune reported:

GOP firebrand Rep. Michele Bachmann and DFL businessman Jim Graves were in a dead heat late Tuesday night in what could be the nation’s most expensive and high-profile U.S. House race.

Graves, a longtime Democratic fundraiser but first-time candidate, got a late boost from former President Bill Clinton, who headlined a rally with him in St. Cloud on Sunday. With more than half the precincts counted, Bachmann and Graves seemed to be splitting the vote almost exactly.

The DFLer still faced an uphill challenge overcoming Bachmann’s record $23 million war chest in an outer suburban district that skewed even more Republican after redistricting last year.

Despite Bachmann’s overwhelming cash advantage and national reputation, some polls showed Graves in a surprisingly competitive contest that is being followed intently by partisans on both sides.

UPDATE: Michele Bachmann is up by 2,000 votes with 90% reporting.

UPDATE: (Wednesday AM) Michele Bachmann sent out a message this morning announcing her victory.

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