Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has won re-election to a fourth term, beating democrat challenger Jim Graves in a tight but decisive victory.
In a statement issued by Bachmann she pledged to continue working hard for the people of Minnesota:
“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. I pledge to continue to work everyday to create jobs and do everything I can to make life more affordable for Minnesota’s families.”
Bachmann made headlines earlier this year when she asked for probes into the Muslim Brotherhood’s infiltration of the Obama administration which didn’t go over too well with democrats nor Bachmann’s own republican constituents – leaving many supporters concerned about her chances of winning another term, especially in such a heavily democrat area of the country.
Bachmann, a former judge, is a long standing tea party member and founder of the “tea party caucus” in the House. She’s also been openly critical of the Obama administrations new health care plan.