Anoka County Commissioner Announces Run for Bachmann's Seat

Updated: 06/12/2013 11:34 PM KSTP.com By: Tom Hauser



When Michele Bachmann announced two weeks ago she would not seek re-election to Congress, it was expected to set off a major scramble to replace her. 

However, two days later Democrat Jim Graves also dropped out of the race. 

Now, there are no Democrats in the race yet and Wednesday just the second GOP candidate officially joined the race. 

Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah announced she will run for the Republican endorsement. 

She joins fellow Republican Tom Emmer as the only two candidates in the race so far.