Hello Reddit! Jim Graves here. I am running for Congress [MN, District 6], and yes, my opponent is Michele Bachmann. AMA.
My name is Jim Graves, and I am running for Congress.
I want to replace Rep. Michele Bachmann because she is part of the inflexible extreme. While her freewheeling comments have made her a national media phenomenon, they have not added one new job to the 6th District of Minnesota.
I started AmericInn Hotels with my wife Julie in 1979 with only $2,000 in the bank. Since then, I have created thousands of jobs and balanced as many budgets.
I have never run for office before, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to give back and serve the community that has given me so much. I look forward to providing the people of the 6th District the representation they truly deserve and so desperately need.
We have three debates coming up next week that we are very excited about. We wanted to schedule seven, but it seemed as if she wanted to have as few as possible! The debates are as follows:
- 10/30 in St Cloud @ the Rivers Edge Convention Center from 12:30-1:30. Public is welcome!
- 11/1 on MPR
- 11/4 on KSTP-TV Twin Cities
Let's go Reddit, ask me anything and let's have some fun.
Edit: I need to head out to a meeting! I'll be back to follow up soon. Thank you so much for your great questions!
Edit: I answered a bunch more of your questions! I'll be back later. Thank you!