By Jennifer Brooks

Democrat Jim Graves raised $1 million in the third quarter for his effort to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, his campaign reports.

That total is more than double the three-month hauls of most other candidates in the state’s most competitive congressional races.

But Graves is challenging one of the House’s most prolific fundraisers; Bachmann reports she raised $4.3 million in the same three-month period.

Graves, a millionaire hotelier, donated $270,000 of his own money to the campaign, but also received more than 12,000 individual donations. 

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