Graves' wealth is between $22M, $111M

  • Article by: COREY MITCHELL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 20, 2012 - 9:24 PM

Rep. Bachmann seeks to use financial disclosure against her challenger.

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TimothyBlumJun. 20, 12 9:38 PM

No worries Mich, you can use your farm welfare money. It is still intact thanks to the food stamp cuts on the old and poor.

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freedubayJun. 20, 12 9:41 PM

How I hope the Democrats don't make wealth an issue. With Graves worth as much as 22 million and Bachman at 900K its clear the Graves knows how to create jobs and understands the needs to get this economy back on track. Bachman is nothing more than a lawyer. Obama pretty much has proved that lawyers shouldn't be running the country.

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jrspacemanJun. 20, 12 9:41 PM

Bachmann is worth at least $912,000 and could be worth as much as $2.15 million.

She's doing pretty well living off of government payments. Between farm subsidies, getting paid to be a foster parent, the money her husband gets from the government to his clinic, her pension from the state, and her federal income, she seems to be doing pretty darn well living off of taxpayer money.

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nordeastguyJun. 20, 12 9:52 PM

If Romney is 'out of touch' because he is rich, does the same apply to Graves? Can't have it both ways.

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gimbelJun. 20, 1211:36 PM

nordeastguyJun. 20, 12 9:52 PM If Romney is 'out of touch' because he is rich, does the same apply to Graves? Can't have it both ways

Piffle. Might as well say, if one pig has hoof and mouth disease than ALL pigs have hoof and mouth disease.

Pigs are different from each other, and people are different from each other. Graves is a self-made millionaire, born and raised on the Nordeast side of Mpls., Romney was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple.

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arielbenderJun. 21, 1212:40 AM

Can't wait to see Shelly try and vilify a self-made millionaire, job creator.

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telmanmnJun. 21, 12 3:29 AM

Let's see. Bachmann a Iowegian. Grave's from Minn. Bachman takes govt. money. Grave's a capitalist who actually did something. Romney? Daddy's money. Apples to Oranges? No more like lime's and sugar. Check his Bio. out. Makes Bachmann look like the person she is. Empty.

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loringJun. 21, 12 7:52 AM

The relevant question is not how wealthy a candidate is. The question is how well the candidate understands what the lives of those who aren't rich are like today. Do they remember what it was like to work hard and not get ahead, because one doesn't happen to be involved in a field that is booming, which is what is happening to most people today, or at least empathize with the situation most of us face if they've always been rich? Kennedy was rich, FDR was rich, Oprah is rich and yet they didn't try to divide the world into rich (=good because God is rewarding them, see?) and poor (=bad, because they are idlers sponging off of everyone else). Do they understand that you can work hard for 50 years and still be struggling in our land today because work is not really what is valued most in our system, but how much money you produce, as if money had any intrinsic value, like apricots, a blouse and fuel to heat a house do? You can produce garbage like "Jersey Shore" and haul in tons of money, while Shakespeare would probably be on welfare, no matter how many great plays he wrote. You can perform an essential service like hauling the garbage away and worry about losing your job while someone who inveigles others into bad deals that he makes a profit off of lives in a mansion with a theater, bowling alley and indoor swimming pool. These are our values today. Whatever amount of personal wealth candidates have, which values do they stand for and which are they willing to fight for? The values that traditionally united the United States or what we are stuck with right now? That's what I want to know.

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Truckman182Jun. 21, 12 8:55 AM

Michele is a rock star in the 6th district. Michael Graves.... Not so much...

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viktorvaughnJun. 22, 1210:50 AM

Well said Loring!

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