Jim Graves pulls out: Top 10 tweets
Riskiness aside, many think Graves should've stayed in there.
In the span of one morning, Jim Graves went from being one of Minnesota's hottest Democratic political prospects to a pariah, as his decision to follow Michele Bachmann and pull out of the 2014 6th District congressional race was almost universally decried by those who lean to the left.
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Of course, most Republicans were never particularly fond of Graves to begin with, so Big Spendin' Jim found himself in the unenviable position of taking Twitter body blows from both sides of the aisle.
Here, for your reading pleasure, are the 10 best 140-character jabs we saw.
@tomscheck Jim Graves spks actually said it was a "grave" decision for him. Bad pun of the week.
-- Tom Lyden (@LydenFOX9) May 31, 2013
Some GOP statewide candidate: "Hey, today would be a GREAT day to announce!"
-- David Brauer (@dbrauer) May 31, 2013
Question: had Jim Graves won last year, would he have quit without taking office? #mnleg
-- Bill Glahn (@billglahn) May 31, 2013
-- Becky Alery (@aleryrl) May 31, 2013
Tho not a Bachmann fan, Graves motivation in running for Congress questionable. One should run out of a desire to serve, not oust incumbent.
-- John Hultquist (@JohnHultquist1) May 31, 2013
I will also be dropping out of the 6th Congressional District race. #mn06
-- Tim Johnson (@TimRelates) May 31, 2013
Shorter Jim Graves: "She quit, so I won. I quit"
-- Larry Colson (@LarryColson) May 31, 2013
It is kind of a wakeup call, though, when running one-star motels is more attractive than being in the U.S.Congress. #MorePillowsPlease
-- Bob Collins (@MyLittleBloggie) May 31, 2013
When do we see a photo of Graves on his yacht with a Mission Accomplished banner in the background?
-- Jeff Kolb (@jpkolb) May 31, 2013
@solace hasn't anyone told Graves that pulling out definitely doesn't work?
-- Jane Natoli (@alternatranny) May 31, 2013
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