Super PAC expands targets to Bachmann
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A left-leaning political action group has added Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann to its list of targets.
San Francisco-based CREDO SuperPAC said Thursday that Bachmann will join a list of tea party-friendly Republicans the group hopes to help defeat in November. GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack (kruh-VAK') of northeastern Minnesota is also a target.
The group is spending relatively small amounts of money as it tries to organize opposition on the ground.
CREDO has reported spending less than $5,000 in independent expenditures in Cravaack's race, where the incumbent faces a challenge from former Democratic congressman Rick Nolan. The group has also spent more than $130,000 on overhead including an office and staff.
Bachmann is seeking a fourth term in the conservative 6th District in the northern Twin Cities and St. Cloud area, where Democratic businessman Jim Graves is challenging her.
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