Hotel owner Jim Graves has officially jumped into the DFL endorsement race to run against Republican incumbent Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District.
Graves kicked off his campaign at one of his hotels in St. Cloud on Tuesday, calling Bachmann a no-show lawmaker. The hospitality union UNITE HERE was on hand at the news conference to formally endorse his campaign.
Graves originally hails from St. Cloud, but he currently lives in Minneapolis. He says he will have a residence in the 6th District soon.
Graves joins two other DFL candidates in the field — attorney Anne Nolan and businessman Brian McGoldrick. DFL activists in the district will gather this weekend to endorse a candidate in the race. Graves has not said whether he will abide by the endorsement.