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Bachmann runs hard, holds lead on Graves
Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | October 21, 2012 | Article by: JENNIFER BROOKS

Posted on 10/21/2012 8:05:36 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is leading Democratic challenger Jim Graves heading into the final weeks of the campaign, according to a new poll commissioned by the Star Tribune.

Bachmann, who is waging one of the most expensive House campaigns in the nation against a political newcomer, is favored by 51 percent of likely voters in Minnesota's sprawling Sixth Congressional District, which stretches from west of St. Cloud into Woodbury. Another 45 percent would choose Graves, a St. Cloud native and owner of Graves Hospitality Corp., an expansive hotel chain. Four percent of voters are undecided.

The Oct. 16 poll conducted for the Star Tribune by Pulse Opinion Research sampled 1,000 likely voters in the Sixth and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bachmann; congress; election2012; jimgraves; michelebachmann; minnesota

1 posted on 10/21/2012 8:05:42 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Over 50% is always good!


2 posted on 10/21/2012 8:08:51 AM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I'll bet that apart from Osama the Rats’ main goals are defeat Bachmann in MN and Brown in MA.
3 posted on 10/21/2012 8:11:42 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If they don’t get her this time, they’ll gerrymander her district to contain as many Eric Holder’s people as possible.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 8:21:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 8:24:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I live in the Muslim’s district but have always donated to Michele even though she does not appear to need my help (raised $4-million in September). Her reelection is imperative. Graves is disgustingly smarmy, but he is learning that nobody campaigns harder than Michele.


6 posted on 10/21/2012 8:30:36 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Graves owns an “expansive” hotel chain. What is that?


7 posted on 10/21/2012 8:31:46 AM PDT by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: albie
My first thought...


the fly was a nice touch!

8 posted on 10/21/2012 8:34:23 AM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Malesherbes

AmericInn and Le Meridien


9 posted on 10/21/2012 8:41:35 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Star Tribune is behind times. The 6th District no longer includes Woodbury, or Lake Elmo, or other Eastern metro suburbs. Redistricting forced Michele's own home outside of the district.

In 2001 my home was pushed out of the 6th District into the 4th (Betty McCollum), and I eventually moved to get back into it. But in 2011 I was again pushed into the 4th. I can't win. :-)

10 posted on 10/21/2012 8:43:15 AM PDT by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: Malesherbes

I know he owns Graves 101 in downtown Minneapolis, a very expensive hotel.


11 posted on 10/21/2012 8:45:38 AM PDT by mplsconservative ($7.75 for a block of Velveeta cheese? Let's have an anti-Obama grilled cheese revolt!)
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To: RDasher

Political representation is a good thing to question a realtor about. If they feel like they’re losing business due to democrats, they’ll also begin to apply pressure to keep republicans in control.


12 posted on 10/21/2012 8:48:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RDasher
In 2001 my home was pushed out of the 6th District into the 4th (Betty McCollum), and I eventually moved to get back into it. But in 2011 I was again pushed into the 4th. I can't win. :-)

Let me guess...Rat legislature and Governor?

13 posted on 10/21/2012 8:50:19 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Gerrymandering has already been completed for the next ten years. Bachmann’s residence was gerrymandered out of her district.


14 posted on 10/21/2012 9:16:48 AM PDT by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl; All

Any updates/polls on Craavack..He’s a good guy, hope he can hold on..


15 posted on 10/21/2012 9:19:06 AM PDT by ken5050 (Another reason to vote for Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at the WH Christmas party)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Let me guess...Rat legislature and Governor?
Actually, Republican legislature, both houses. Bachmann has, IIRC, the "reddest" district in the state. Those numbers are pretty close to McCain's results in 2008 in that district. She won 52-40-8 in 2010 in the "old" district in a 3-way race.
16 posted on 10/21/2012 10:08:02 AM PDT by MN Doc
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To: ken5050
"Any updates/polls on Craavack"

Last I heard even.
17 posted on 10/21/2012 10:13:27 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: ken5050

There’s a SurveyUSA poll from about a week-and-a-half ago that has it Nolan 46, Cravaack 45. It’s tight. There’s a lot of SuperPAC money coming in from out of state for Cravaack, though.


18 posted on 10/21/2012 10:14:45 AM PDT by MN Doc
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19 posted on 10/21/2012 10:17:57 AM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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Bachmann runs hard...

Regrettably, she has to run hard because it appears that the National Republican Committee and the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee have turned their backs on helping her campaign financially. That's supposedly because she and a few other congressional Republicans exposed some of the influence of Islamist extremists in the Obama Administration.

Good to see her leading in her tough race.

20 posted on 10/21/2012 11:30:15 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
Regrettably, she has to run hard because it appears that the National Republican Committee and the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee have turned their backs on helping her campaign financially.

So when she's re-elected, she will owe the GOP-e nothing.

Heh heh heh...

21 posted on 10/21/2012 11:39:51 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: justiceseeker93

A good woman. Hope she wins. I hate the GOP.


22 posted on 10/21/2012 11:47:34 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is good news.


23 posted on 10/21/2012 11:52:06 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: miss marmelstein

I’m a native Minnesotan living in Nevada and have been supporting her campaign financially. My feelings are the same about the GOP. I can’t stand them! They are the reason Harry Reid is still in congress. They would not financially support Sharon Angle.


24 posted on 10/21/2012 12:17:25 PM PDT by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: lu shissler

I wish I could support her too. A little short of money these days. Thank you for helping her!


25 posted on 10/21/2012 1:19:51 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

Good that Bachmann is in the lead

She has been viciously attacked by PhonyCon Liberals like McCain, Graham, Rubio, and others, for asking about Huma Abedin’s alleged ties to Muslim Brotherhood. Even scarier is that we have people still considering Marco Rubio a “Conservative” over supporting Muslim Bro’hood instead of Bachmann (2106 I will get to primary Rubio out).

Michelle Bachmann is one of the true Real Conservatives left. She seems to get attacked more by PhonyCon Liberal RINOs than Liberal Democrats now. A win by Bachmann would be great in the fight against the PhonyCon Liberals


26 posted on 10/21/2012 2:33:25 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Good luck. The republicans control our house and senate.


27 posted on 10/21/2012 6:18:03 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: RDasher

we recently moved. Made sure we stayed in her district. We’ve moved 3 times. Each time staying in her district. We where in the small chunk of coon rapids that was in the 6th, then Blaine and now East Bethel.

She needs our vote. We’ll be here. I have a co-worker that worked briefly for Graves.. Co-worker says he is a slimy as a democrat can come.


28 posted on 10/21/2012 6:22:39 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 10/21/2012 8:25:09 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Slings and Arrows; justiceseeker93
21 posted on Sun Oct 21 2012 13:39:51 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Slings and Arrows: “So when she's re-elected, she will owe the GOP-e nothing. Heh heh heh...”

I've been saying the same thing for some time about the Todd Akin race in my state of Missouri.

Thank you for pinging me to this, justiceseeker93.

30 posted on 10/22/2012 5:28:47 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: darrellmaurina

I Akin makes it, I suspect a Republican Senate.

Desperately needed to control Romney and remove ObamaCare.


31 posted on 10/22/2012 1:54:28 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If they don’t get her this time, they’ll gerrymander her district to contain as many Eric Holder’s people as possible.

They can’t do that until 2020 so by then HOPEFULLY Americans will be smart enough to make her President so it won’t matter.


32 posted on 11/05/2012 3:52:10 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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