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Welcome my fifth grade -- -- candidate for congress in the sixth congressional district in Minnesota running against Michelle Bachmann race in Saint Cloud.
In a working class Catholic family -- of the Americans in.
Hotel chain in 1979.
And has built.
More than a hundred businesses is a job creator.
Jim thank him to another program tonight what made you decide to run against Michelle Bachmann.
Well Alan personal things -- me.
What made me decide to run against Michelle Bachmann it's kind of funny but I was.
Thinking about it we're watching the what -- what is your competitors shows and -- wired to good people America coming out of their comfort.
Jones and running for public office and public service and he said the reason is is that it's -- so Nancy can takers.
Negative the blame game in -- -- -- said hey I'm gonna do this you know Michelle Bachmann pretty much minimizes.
Everything that's wrong with Washington she.
She divides you shouldn't -- -- -- achieved if she cares down to build up and it's we needed change so that's quite came out.
Thank you Larry successful businessman get on your -- CNET -- for the money.
Hubert do you would protect kinda have to take time off for your business and change your life quite a bit if -- in -- you -- November right.
We have actually I haven't worked for -- for half five months.
It yeah I might I have -- -- -- she runs the company had been actually -- work full time on the ground.
-- fashioned politics meeting people up and down district.
-- -- what the problems are and what the concerns aren't.
So actually I'm I'm in the positions found that I can.
People on the government side to this allies in the -- is that -- think it is congress is well.
Now Buckman has gone from a four point advantage among independents to two months ago.
216 point disadvantage.
Among independents but she's still edging out I think by a couple of point try just to got some little bit of a mountain to climb.
Well you know we're actually I was -- -- a tie right now.
The -- if you really promising thing is that as people become familiar with my.
My policies and what I stand for what I've done in the gets -- my file.
They come our way immediately and there's still about 67% out there that haven't made a decision they're gonna come our way that we should probably -- Think this election by you know 456.
Sorry for -- pretty -- you're gonna win.
Yeah I'm really -- She is so divisive.
That I -- on the surprises even six or 7%.
Who don't yet know how they're gonna vote.
We know they're there they're undecided Allen but that's because they don't know who's running against -- There's nobody else being on the planet -- undecided about her.
You know you'd have to live under Iraq.
-- I -- Annie get your name out there.
-- doing shows like this we're not local to your district and he gave him out there in the district to people know you -- Well we're doing a lot of blue -- and media -- view and in the district.
We're doing a lot of handshaking going a lot of chamber of commerce in in different social groups and talking.
We want people -- but.
We also just came up today with that we're doing TV right now we're doing some radio.
We're doing the paid media as well so -- -- all avenues available to us to get in the message out there.
A running against somebody who is very well known nationally ran for president has -- certainly as a strong base among the Tea Party years.
But I don't how much that's reflected the district because she's got a big national following at least among a certain segment of the electorate.
But -- representative of that is your district.
Well that's the thing I mean she's been out about making headlines and creating headlines but chipping created anything in this district -- -- anything for the people on the ground and I think that's becoming pretty evident.
You know what you -- president.
She was doing other things and she had probably the worst if not he works one of the worst -- records and congress.
But -- -- take -- paycheck from the sixth district -- continued to its bigger benefits.
And that doesn't go well with people that are working hard struggling trying to make their house payments and trying to get the the people on the ground.
We are tonnage and grades actually is democratic partisans -- the FL right the democratic.
Back to you know you are you have.
The old days when I was democratic farm labor party.
But which is really the same -- Democratic Party.
I don't know how we were in this country can elect somebody.
Who -- after for example Hillary Clinton's.
Top aide who -- -- who's married to former congressman Anthony Weiner.
Says that Hillary Clinton is complicit in a scheme to institute Sharia law in the United States.
This is so crazy to me.
It's so often and so outside even rational debate.
I'm amazed at people think like this can get elected.
You know fighting -- she did one thing she actually brought the two parties together I mean I -- agree with -- and McCain and in the -- him over there and Lindsey Graham on this one I mean there's no greater truth to that.
She's never put up you know I varieties she should shut up and in an -- that she hasn't.
And if there was one ounce of truth to one ounce of truth -- green.
But certainly did you know do a news conference therapy like one of the Navy SEALs doing news conference before we went -- and took up bin Laden I mean there's.
There's proper protocol you don't do that I mean so anyway she is typical I think it's just fundraising scheme she's done it forever she's.
Prolific she's probably the the best ATM machine in the business she she got a lot of fundraising -- Now he's a star that on the Tea Party circuit but she also has -- so much against government.
And yet her own business has gotten government largesse she's gotten government grant she's got a family -- the -- you know some question whether she's an owner there or not.
Her her husband and she -- have a business that has gotten government she's -- government grants and yet.
He's listening to her rhetoric you think that never it never happened.
The other girl disconnect I -- -- you know I'm trying to write a positive campaign I'm really never -- -- Bachmann running for the people.
But you know and when people talk about it would've told sources that she's she's good enough the government I think -- -- she does.
You know look at what I built by companies -- -- -- main street.
Brought people together created jobs -- created -- you know by working hard.
So I mean there's a real difference between Michelle Bachmann and me I believe in the free markets and I want to talk.
She happens -- like the like the tune but she doesn't really -- it.
You believe in the free -- -- you also you've had to deal with the unions in your job as a as a service industry professional to -- to you walk that fine line.
Well you know we really like the -- seven at the end of the day.
You know that's a -- that the unions have.
Mutually exclusive needs to the business owners and we have mutually beneficial -- they want good livable wage job you -- dignity integrity.
They what they have health care anyway I have good schools that way of -- Just like you and I want and so we sit down and we worked out a good situation with their unions we have a great relationship with the people who do a great job for me.
They've all got health care they all have good wages and we're one family we worked together.
We're very successful doing that and were walking by it and that's.
That's the American way amnesty side.
Kinda thing is getting kind of sick I mean we're all in this together.
Yeah I like the 47% the Mitt Romney talks about the -- can help the 47% you know who have no motivation but all vote for Obama.
A remarkable turn of events in the national campaign look I -- I thank you very much a done that was certainly eyes will be on your race.
And -- since he is your your opponent is such a lightning rod.
And -- the issue -- I -- is getting your name out there letting people know you'll.
You know they yeah they get you know people get at a live picture embrace that.
-- on the cause we're going to be pushing pressing trying.
I appreciate your time tonight sir thank you very much thank you well -- -- thanks for your time Jim graves the idea -- candidate.
In Minnesota's six district where -- very good chance to unseat Michelle Bachmann --