FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jim Graves First On Air in Race Against Bachmann
Graves’ first TV spots highlight his business experience, Rep. Bachmann’s disinterest in workers who lost jobs due to devastating mill fire
(St. Cloud, MN.) – With the first television advertisements in the contest against Rep. Michele Bachmann for Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District, Jim Graves released two spots. The first highlights Jim’s career as a successful businessman and his commitment to strengthening Minnesota’s middle class. The second tells the story of Minnesota workers who were ignored and abandoned by Rep. Bachmann after a devastating mill fire that cost them their jobs.
Two Thousand, a 30-second spot, will start running today in the Minneapolis market. The Mill will initially be released online.
Full Text for Two Thousand:
Jim Graves: I was one of six. Learned the value of hard work, responsibility. Worked to pay my way through Cathedral High School and St. Cloud State. Married my high school sweet heart.
Narrator: Jim Graves. A lifetime of Minnesota values.
Jim: We started AmericInn motels with $2,000 in savings.
Julie Graves: Times were tight with two young kids
Jim: We worked hard
Julie: And we were blessed
Jim: It’s time we helped the middle class succeed again too. That’s why I’m running for Congress. I’m Jim Graves and I approve this message.”
Full Text for The Mill:
Jim Graves: I’m Jim Graves and I approve this message
Worker 1: May 28 we had an explosion and a fire. The mill is now closed. I lost my job and so did a lot of other workers.
Worker 2: After the fire at the mill Michele Bachmann never called the workers.
Worker 3: Didn’t reach out.
Worker 4: We’ve heard from everyone else.
Worker 5: She’s too worried about her own career,
Worker 6: To worry anybody else.
Worker 4: I know things can be different.
Worker 1: We need someone focused on Minnesota’s middle class again.
Worker 2: We need a representative who cares about us.
For Immediate Release
September 19, 2012
Contact: Kate O’Reilly