Rep.Michele Bachmann’s decision to forgo another term
leaves the door open for DemocratJim Graves in the district
, althoughsome Republicans think the party’s chances have been enhanced by the Bachmann drop-out.
Wait: The House already has two Graves — we know Sam, from MO 6, andTom, from GA 14.
Would a third Graves make that surname the most common in the House?
The House currently has fourJohnsons
, and fourSmiths
But three Graves would put the name in pretty rare territory. The House has threeBishops
, and threeThompsons
There are lots of pairs in the House, including twoPeters
, and several Irish pairs:Maloney, McCarthy, Murphy, and Brady