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Bachmann unveils first ad, agrees to 3 debates

Incumbent Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has agreed to three debates with DFL challenger Jim Graves, although he had asked for seven, and he had not committed to the details of the three events, MPR says. Meanwhile, Bachmann has unleashed her first TV ad of the campaign, one day after Graves released his.
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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has agreed to three debates with DFL opponent Jim Graves, MPR reports. He had asked for seven, and he has not agreed to the three events.

Those debates: a St. Cloud Chamber debate on Oct. 30 at the St. Cloud Convention Center, an MPR News debate on The Daily Circuit on Nov.1 and a KSTP-TV debate on Nov. 4, MPR says.

Meanwhile, Bachmann has released her first TV ads of the campaign, one day after Graves released two spots. The 30-second Bachmann ad, "No Room for Us," says Graves would be a big spender and bad for Minnesota taxpayers.

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