Graves is the chief executive of Graves Hospitality, a company that develops luxury hotels and restaurants. When he filed for the race last month, he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press
that he would emphasize his experience in business in the race.
"I've created a lot of jobs, thousands of jobs. I know a thing about business," he said, according to the paper. "I think I can bring the skill set that is necessary to turn this district around and bring it back on track."
But Graves is getting some high-profile help. The Pioneer Press reported
that Minnesota-based author and radio personality Garrison Keillor would host a fundraiser for Graves on Wednesday.
The poll was conducted June 12-14, surveying 505 likely voters. The margin of error is plus-or-minus 4.4 percentage points.