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Jim Graves -- for Congress (D-MN 6th)

Minnesota's sixth district deserves a smart, compassionate, business-savvy congressperson who will fight full-time to create livable-wage jobs and strengthen the economy, ensuring a strong middle class and improving the lives of everyone."
-- Jim Graves

Minnesota don't you "deserve a full-time legislator in washing ton representing them?"

Minnesota don't you "deserve someone that actually does create jobs -- livable-wage jobs?"

Minnesota's 6th District don't you deserve someone that doesn't make you cringe every other thing she says ... Michele Bachmann, it's time to pack in it, and let a Real Minnesotan represent what Minnesotans need.

Things like jobs.  Things like fairness for the middle class.  Things like accountability and hard work.

• Jim is a job creator, producing hundreds of businesses and thousands of jobs throughout Minnesota over his three decades as an entrepreneur.

• Jim has repeatedly proven he can unite people of diverse perspectives in mutually beneficial solutions.

• Jim believes in fiscal and ethical accountability for our elected officials.

• Jim champions the middle class because he believes its vitality is the engine of our economy.

As your Congressman, Jim will work tirelessly, strengthening local businesses and creating more livable-wage jobs throughout the 6th District.

Jim Graves -- for Congress (D-MN 6th)

Graves hopes for one-on-one race against Bachmann -- The Associated Press

Isn't time to restore some "reality" again to our fantasy-land Congress?

Minnesota you can lead the way here.  Just send Michele Bachmann packing.

Isn't it about time?  ... to make Congress work for the People again.

Enough with Tea Party circus already.

Bachmann raises $1 million dollars in July -- Minnesota Public Radio

Minnesota isn't it time for a Change?

Originally posted to Digging up those Facts ... for over 8 years. on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 01:40 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
    -- Maslow ...... my list.

    by jamess on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 12:25:59 PM PDT

  •  What are Graves positions on.... (1+ / 0-)
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    immigration reform, marriage equality and health care?

    I would prefer him to Bachmann obviously, but I want to know if he is a progressive or a Blue Dog.

    •  from Jim Graves' web site: (1+ / 0-)
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      Why I Am Running To Represent the 6th District

      by Jim Graves

      I want to replace Michele Bachmann because she is part of the inflexible extreme. Her freewheeling comments have made her a national media phenomenon, but they have not added one net job to the 6th District.

      Government has a role to play in society, but it should be limited to what citizens cannot do for themselves.   I believe that the free market makes better decisions than politicians. I also believe government must balance its budget and my solution is to end the blame game and start working together. As you can see, I am in the unique position of being both pro-business and pro-government. We need to get jobs back in 6th District by allowing us to compete on a level playing field with China and Mexico.  We need to close the tax loopholes that allow companies like Apple to earn billions of dollars by selling their product to us in America, while avoiding paying taxes in America.  As a successful business owner, I understand accounting. I respect bottom lines, and I am qualified to bring the necessary fiscal accountability to Washington.

      I’m a CEO and I want my employees to make a good living wage. I compromise with my union. Why? The driving principle for many of my core values is the Golden Rule. If I want to earn enough to raise a family, have good health care and pay for my children’s education, the same must be true for my employees.  The other fundamental value in my decisions is pragmatic business logic. As much as two-thirds of our economy is driven by consumer spending; therefore, the more money in the pockets of the middle class, the stronger our economy will be. What our struggling economy needs more than anything is increased aggregate demand for our local goods and services.

      That’s why in Congress I will create more jobs that pay a living wage. I will represent our district with dignity, integrity and hard work. I will fight to level the playing field so that every man, woman and child has an opportunity to reach his or her goals in life. That’s what the pursuit of happiness is all about.

      What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
      -- Maslow ...... my list.

      by jamess on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 02:05:25 PM PDT

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  •  So... (4+ / 0-) is Graves polling against Bachmann?

     On second thought, scratch the poll request.

    It seems they are profoundly meaningless when it comes to the 6th...

    Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate. ~ Proverbs 22:22

    by wyvern on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 01:54:07 PM PDT

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