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St. Cloud native, hotelier Graves eyes 6th District run

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Mar 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Another Minnesota businessman is exploring a 6th District run as a Democrat against Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Jim Graves is chief executive of Graves World Hospitality, a company with holdings that include the Graves 601 Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.

Graves doesn't live in the district now, but grew up in St. Cloud and started his first businesses there. He now lives in Minneapolis.

Donald McFarland, a spokesman, says Graves filed papers Thursday for an exploratory campaign.

Two other Democrats, businessman Brian McGoldrick and attorney/consultant Anne Nolan, are already in the race. McGoldrick announced his campaign earlier Thursday.

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