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.
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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.