Bachmann-Graves race in 6th District full of spending

  • Article by: JENNIFER BROOKS and COREY MITCHELL , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: October 20, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Rep. Michele Bachmann raised $4.5 million in the third quarter. Jim Graves raised $1 million.

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wardnjuneOct. 19, 12 9:42 PM

"They're complaining that they're spending more of their time chasing money," Krumholz said. "Instead of reading bills, they're dialing dollars or attending fundraisers." ---- Which is exactly why we need campaign finance reform, but Bachmann is against it. And the only reason the GOP still backs her is because she's a cash cow. In the back-rooms, they mock her.

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texas_technomanOct. 20, 12 2:49 AM

I'm still waiting to see a Michelle ad on TV that actually talks about what she has accomplished for her constituents. So far she just keeps trying to tie Graves to Pelosi.....which is a stretch.

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barry392002Oct. 20, 12 3:40 AM

Good lord!! "Bachmann, who's raised $19.4 million so far this cycle and spent $17 million of it." What a waste!! You cannot tell me that the people of Mn. donated more that a tiny fraction of that. That is the only reason she will win, spending $17 million!! It is more likely she is padding some folks with that money. It is a very sad and sorry situation when our system allows someone to buy there way in. And she calls Jim Graves "Big spending", she needs to look in the mirror.

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comment229Oct. 20, 12 4:50 AM

She is a warm republican body in congress and that is all she is.

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kvarnoldOct. 20, 12 6:54 AM

And her constituents get a warm feeling about knowing a "real live" candidate for president! Goollly!

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westofmplsOct. 20, 12 7:32 AM

I am a voter in the 6th district. I contacted Michele Bachman via her congressional website on Oct 5th and received a canned 'I'll get back to you as soon as I can message'...here it is 15 days later and she hasn't gotten back to me. She is getting paid her full salary for doing nothing but promoting herself, trying to hang on to her job. I hope the voters tell her 'You're Fired!".

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melvinOct. 20, 12 8:32 AM

If this woman makes it for another term in this district......there is no hope for the people there. She is all mouth and no substance. Fear-monger to boot.

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dakmarknetOct. 20, 12 8:48 AM

What I can tell about Bachmann and Kline is that if both re-elected, the voters in both of those districts will receive nothing in return. They don't represent them at all. Maybe the voters in both those districts prefer to have a Congressman that does nothing for them.

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chickfilaOct. 20, 12 8:57 AM

At least Graves would vote exactly the way liberal democrat Nancy Pelosi tells him to. That's what the conservtive 6th district wants.

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Truckman182Oct. 20, 12 9:14 AM

Michele will win by double digits against this DFL 1%er.

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