Sixth District Big Spending by Bachmann, Graves
ST. PAUL (AP) - Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is pulling in big money for her re-election in Minnesota's conservative 6th District - but she's also spending at a fast clip. So is her Democratic rival Jim Graves, but at a smaller scale.
Campaign finance reports posted Thursday showed that Bachmann raised $1 million in the first 25 days of July. During that same period, she spent almost $770,000, including a $66,000 transfer to her indebted presidential campaign. Bachmann has $2 million to spend on her congressional race.
Her presidential campaign was $935,000 in debt at the start of July.
Graves had $350,000 in the bank after raising $64,000 in July. The hotel chain owner spent almost twice as much as he brought in during the three and a half week period.
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