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Minnesota Democrat Graves trails Bachmann despite loan

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Jul 13, 2012 at 7:42 am

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - The Democrat hoping to unseat Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District has loaned his campaign another $150,000.
 
That's according to a federal campaign filing by hotelier Jim Graves covering his activity through the end of June. Graves, a first-time candidate, previously gave his campaign $100,000.
 
Even with the influx of personal wealth, Graves appears to significantly trail Bachmann. She said Thursday that she raked in more than $1.7 million in the three months through June, but has yet to reveal how much remains after expenses.
 
Graves' campaign carried about $405,000 in cash into July.
 
Bachmann is seeking a fourth term. She is a prodigious fundraiser but she is also dealing with deep debt from her unsuccessful bid for president in 2011.

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