Bachmann wins re-election, spends a lot doing it
By Zac Humphrey
ST. PAUL, Minnesota: Michele Bachmann (R) narrowly won re-election on November 6, 2012. She defeated her Democratic challenger Jim Graves 50.59% to 49.41%. The slim margin is just outside the range in which an automatic recount is triggered. Graves conceded to Bachmann early on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
As Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) has reported, Bachmann spent the most money per vote among the Minnesota congressional candidates. They estimate that she spent roughly $65 per vote. This is contrast to her challenger spending $8.70 per vote. MPR calculated these totals by dividing candidate spending totals through October 17th by the vote totals received on November 6th.
- United States House of Representatives elections in Minnesota, 2012
- Minnesota's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012
- November 6, 2012 election results