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Bachmann wins re-election, spends a lot doing it

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November 14, 2012


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.[1]

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.[2]

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