House Majority PAC brands Bachmann as 'running scared' in new video


The video features news clips outlining a number of investigations into Bachmann's presidential run, including an FBI probe into alleged financial misconduct involving top aides to Bachmann's campaign.

"Republicans have gotta be hoping she goes away," one reporter says at the end of the video.

Bachmann has faced increasingly negative press surrounding investigations into her Iowa campaign staff, and a poll out Monday may indicate those investigations could be hurting her chances for reelection.

That internal poll, released by Democrat Jim Graves' campaign, showed him leading Bachmann slightly — 47 percent to 45 per cent. The result was within the poll's margin of error.

Democrats were enthused by the numbers, which they say are an early indication Graves will be successful where he failed last cycle, losing to Bachmann by just 4,300 votes.

Multiple Democratic groups, including House Majority PAC, have named Bachmann as one of their top targets for 2014. 

But she's aware of the tough road to reelection, and has already gone on air with an $85,000 ad buy this month, particularly early in the cycle for an incumbent House candidate.