Graves Will Seek Re-Match

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Apr 11, 2013 at 10:27 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - Jim Graves, the Democrat who narrowly lost to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann last year, is seeking a rematch.

Businessman Graves will run again for Congress in Minnesota's 6th District, the seat that Republican Bachmann has held since 2006.

Graves is a longtime hotel company executive who founded Graves World Hospitality, a company with holdings that include the Graves 601 Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.

He grew up in St. Cloud.

In 2012, Graves lost to Bachmann, of Stillwater, by about 4,300 votes in what was one of the nation's closest House races.

His campaign manager says he felt an ``outpouring of support'' from people who want him to run again.

Calls to Graves' cell phone have yet been unreturned.

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