Credo Super PAC announced Thursday a campaign against its first target of the 2014 cycle, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).
The San Francisco-based liberal group is not running television or radio ads. Instead, it is launching a field operation and opening an office in her district. The group said it hoped to spend at least $500,000 against Bachmann in its volunteer campaign.
"What kind of a signal does it send that not only is Rep. Michele Bachmann in Congress, but she's on the House Intelligence Committee?" said Becky Bond, the group's president. “Bachmann's bigotry and bizarre political views don't represent Minnesota values. Bachmann has launched an anti-Muslim witch hunt, actually believes that gay marriage is the biggest problem facing the nation, and has even claimed that Obamacare kills people."
"Bachmann won by a mere 4,000 votes in 2012, and is beatable in 2014. If our volunteers in Minnesota's 6th District can turn out enough voters, the Tea Party Caucus in Congress will be down yet one more bigoted conspiracy theorist," she added.
Bachmann faces Democrat Jim Graves in 2014, who lost to her by 1 percentage point in 2012. Bachmann, a prolific fundraiser, outspent Graves by a 12-to-1 margin. This time around Graves will not have the benefit of President Barack Obama, who carried Minnesota by almost 8 points in 2012, on the ticket.
The group campaigned in the 2012 election against 10 House members it dubbed the "Tea Party 10." Five of them lost.