Michele Bachmann Debuts Her First Iowa Ad

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Michele Bachmann Debuts Her First Iowa Ad

Michelle Bachmann spells it out slowly and clearly at the end of her Iowa TV ad: "I will not vote to increase the debt ceiling." The Tea Party darling--seeing her candidacy bolstered in numerous polls--is "making a serious push to win the Ames Straw Poll [in Iowa] next month," reported Politico. And her first TV ad touts fiscal conservative credentials, native Iowan roots, family-values and reiterated an aversion to "spending money we don't have."

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Tim Pawlenty, who's now downplaying his chances in the state, was the first to release an Iowa TV spot. Bachmann's ad, in comparison, seems just a little bit more low-key than Pawlenty's debut--but that just may be the folksy background music in her video. Here are both spots:

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