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November 23, 2014

Graves TV ad takes aim at Bachmann response to Verso paper mill

DFL candidate Jim Graves on Wednesday released his first two ads targeting his 6th District opponent Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., one of which is critical of the incumbent for her response to the Verso Paper Mill closing.

The spot includes workers from Sartell’s Verso paper mill, which closed after a fire gutted it earlier this year. Employees in the ad say Bachmann did not reach out to them. (Bachmann’s campaign hasn’t responded; she did meet with plant officials after they announced the plant would close, MPR notes.) The $60,000 spots are a relatively small investment for television ads in the Twin Cities, the Pioneer Press notes.

Bachmann’s campaign hasn’t released TV campaign ads yet. Here’s the Graves ad:

The other ad is a get-to-know the candidate spot, which touts the business skill of the hotelier who launched the AmericInn chain.

Bachmann on Tuesday was focused on President Barack Obama. On Fox News with Sean Hannity, she blasted Obama for his foreign policy in the Middle East: