Hotel magnate Jim Graves, the Democratic challenger to Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is worth between $22 million and $111 million, according to financial disclosure forms, but he says he is not going to rely on self-funding his campaign. Bachmann has pounced on her opponent's wealth in an effort to rally her supporters and raise money.
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Bachmann camp takes dig at Graves' wealth
Rep. Michelle Bachmann is making a campaign issue out of the significant wealth of her DFL congressional opponent Jim Graves. Bachmann's camp responded to new poll results by telling the St. Cloud times that Graves "is worth up to $111 million ... and can buy any results he wants with that kind of money." The Graves camp countered by saying that his wealth wasn't relevant to the race and that this is just another "distraction" from Bachmann.
Bachmann, Graves to hold three debates
Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has agreed to three debates with her DFL opponent Jim Graves on the week before the Nov. 6 election, the St. Cloud Times reports. However, the Graves campaign is pushing the three-term Congresswoman to have more than just three debates. “It frustrates me that Bachmann was willing to give 15 debates during her presidential campaign," Jim Graves said. The first public debate is set for Oct. 30 in St. Cloud.
Bachmann's second quarter fundraising quadruples Graves' total
Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she raised $1.7 million dollars during the second quarter. Bachmann took to Twitter to thank her supporters, whom she says made 40,000 contributions. Her Democratic challenger, Jim Graves, reported $400,000.
Garrison Keillor hosts fundraiser for Bachmann foe
Garrison Keillor, host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion," is hosting an event Wednesday at the Fisher's Club in Avon to raise money for DFL hotelier Jim Graves as he builds his campaign coffers in a race against Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.
Bachmann-Graves race draws national attention
Rep. Michele Bachmann, the polarizing Minnesota Republican and Tea Party favorite, is often in more than her share of headlines. She is generating even more attention in the final sprint to Election Day – and so is her opponent, DFL businessman Jim Graves – as the national media shine a spotlight on Bachmann's tightest race yet.
Graves raises fraction of Bachmann's 3Q haul
Wealthy hotelier Jim Graves raised about $669,000 from donors in the all-important third quarter between late July and Sept. 30, MPR reports. Even with the $270,000 in additional cash of his own that he donated to the effort, his total paled in comparison to $4.5 million raised by his opponent Rep. Michele Bachmann. She is consistently among the most prolific fundraisers in the U.S. House.
Graves TV ad takes aim at Bachmann response to Verso paper mill
DFL candidate Jim Graves has released two TV 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 fire and closing.
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