Businessman Jim Graves will announce his campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., at noon Tuesday at one of his hotels, the Le St-Germain Suite in St. Cloud. Graves is one of three Democratic Farmer Labor candidates seeking to unseat Bachmann in the Sixth District. Like Bachmann, Graves does not live in the Sixth District. Once-a-decade congressional redistricting placed Bachmann’s home in West Lakeland Township outside the district lines. Graves grew up in St. Cloud, but now lives in Minneapolis. White Bear Lake business owner Brian McGoldrick, a political newcomer, and St. Cloud attorney Anne Nolan, a former state legislature candidate, are also vying for the DFL nomination.
The House GOP campaign committee said Thursday they are launching a TV ad against DFL candidate Andrew Carlson, as he runs in the special election to replace former Rep. Ann Lenczewski, the longtime DFL lawmaker who retired last year.
Chelsea Clinton made her first campaign stop in Minnesota Wednesday, visiting House DFL Leader Paul Thissen's south Minneapolis home with Gov. Mark Dayton to build support for her mother's presidential bid ahead of the March 1 caucuses.