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Graves launches TV ads

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Sep 20, 2012 at 7:00 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn (KNSI) Democrat Jim Graves is attacking Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann with a new TV ad featuring workers who lost their jobs at a Sartell paper mill.

Graves started running the ad Wednesday on Twin Cities networks as he tries to upset Bachmann in Minnesota's 6th District in the northern suburbs and St. Cloud area.

The ad shows several workers who say they didn't hear from Bachmann after an explosion and fire led to the closure of the Verso Paper mill, putting almost 260 people out of work. One worker accuses Bachmann of being "too worried about her own career."

Another TV ad introduces Graves to voters as a St. Cloud native and self-made businessman.

A spokeswoman says the campaign is spending $60,000 on both ads this week and about $240,000 next week.

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