Businessman Jim Graves Announces His Candidacy for Congress

Businessman Jim Graves Announces His Candidacy for Congress

The 6th Deserves a Representative Interested in Solutions, Not Celebrity

ST. CLOUD – Calling for results-oriented leadership in Congress that will focus on balancing the budget and the needs of middle class Minnesotans, businessman Jim Graves announced today that he is running to represent Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District.

As founder and former CEO of the AmericInn Hotel chain, Graves has the skills and experience that Congress needs: building businesses, creating jobs, balancing budgets, and always making payroll. St. …

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Jim Graves Headshot for Press

Jim Graves Headshot for Press

NEW POLL – Bachmann Remains Vulnerable – 10/16/2012

NEW POLL – Bachmann Remains Vulnerable – 10/16/2012

 

 

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DCCC Adds Jim Graves to Highly Competitive Red to Blue Program

DCCC Adds Jim Graves to Highly Competitive Red to Blue Program

DCCC Adds Tea Party Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s Challenger to Highly Competitive Red to Blue Program

 DCCC Chairman Steve Israel announced today that businessman Jim Graves, congressional candidate in Minnesota’s 6th district, has earned a spot on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) highly competitive Red-to-Blue program. Graves is challenging Tea Party Congresswoman, and failed Presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann. A poll from Jim Graves’ campaign shows he trails Congresswoman Bachmann by just 2 points (46-48%) and Bachmann’s favorability is underwater with 57% of voters viewing her unfavorably. Independent voters …

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Poll Memo for Minnesota’s Sixth shows gain for Graves

Poll Memo for Minnesota’s Sixth shows gain for Graves

MN-6 Poll Release Memo 09.10.12

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Statement by Sixth Congressional District Candidate Jim Graves on Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s Attack on State Department Official Huma Abedin

Statement by Sixth Congressional District Candidate Jim Graves on Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s Attack on State Department Official Huma Abedin

St. Cloud, MN – Sixth Congressional District candidate Jim Graves released the following statement regarding Rep. Bachmann’s recent accusation that Huma Abedin, a top aide to the Secretary of State, and other US officials are complicit in a grand scheme to institute Sharia law here in America.

“These are very serious and potentially damaging allegations—and they are based on nothing but conjecture and wild conspiracy theories. I agree with Republican Sen. John McCain, who took to the Senate floor Wednesday to denounce Rep. Bachmann’s actions. Rep. …

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Press Release: With Strong Second Quarter Fundraising, Momentum Builds for Jim Graves

Press Release: With Strong Second Quarter Fundraising, Momentum Builds for Jim Graves

St. Cloud, MN – With a strong second quarter fundraising report, momentum for Sixth Congressional District candidate Jim Graves continues to build.  Graves reported over $400K in the second quarter FEC filing report with nearly 1,000 new contributors in June alone.   Coupled with the recently released polling, this puts Graves in a strong position in his race against Rep. Michele Bachmann.

“What is clear is that momentum is building around the Jim Graves campaign,” said Graves’ spokesperson Donald McFarland.  “With strong fundraising and polling that indicates …

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Graves Campaign Issues Statement Following Rep. Michele Bachmann Vote to Repeal Affordable Health Care Act

Graves Campaign Issues Statement Following Rep. Michele Bachmann Vote to Repeal Affordable Health Care Act

St. Cloud, MN – “Rather than continue politicizing the extremely serious health care issue, Jim Graves believes it is time to come together in a bi-partisan manner to address bending the health care cost curve” said campaign spokesperson Donald McFarland. “Jim believes in working towards real solutions by pursuing an outcome based reimbursement model that incorporates prevention, transparency and free market principals. All Americans want the same things for themselves and their families. We all want sick children to get the care they need and …

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Graves Campaign Invites Bachmann Campaign to Agree on a Public Debate Schedule

Graves Campaign Invites Bachmann Campaign to Agree on a Public Debate Schedule

St. Cloud, MN—The Graves for Congress campaign has formally invited Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s campaign to agree on a public debate schedule.  In a certified letter to Bachmann Campaign Manager Chase Kroll, which was received by the Bachmann campaign on Friday, Graves Campaign Manager Adam Graves also asked for “civil discourse.”

“We simply want our campaigns to agree on the number of public debates and then begin to iron out the actual dates.  The voters of the Sixth Congressional District deserve to hear both candidates speak about …

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Jim Graves’ SCOTUS Affordable Care Act Press Release

Jim Graves’ SCOTUS Affordable Care Act Press Release

Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on the Affordable Care Act.  The highest court in the land has upheld the Act.  The Graves for Congress campaign released the following statement:

“Now is the time for the country to move forward as bending the cost curve of health care is critical to getting our economy back on track.  We all agree there are challenges before us.  Unlike my opponent, Michele Bachmann, we are not interested in politicizing issues.  Rather, we seek to come together …

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