In First Iowa Ad, Bachmann Touts Roots And Raps 'Wasteful Spending' : It's All Politics "I know we can't keep spending money that we don't have," the Minnesota Republican says. "That's why I fought against the wasteful bailout ... against the stimulus." And, she says, "I will not vote to increase the debt ceiling."
NPR logo In First Iowa Ad, Bachmann Touts Roots And Raps 'Wasteful Spending'

In First Iowa Ad, Bachmann Touts Roots And Raps 'Wasteful Spending'

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) keeps things simple in her first TV ad in Iowa, which her presidential campaign says starts airing there today.

— Remind folks you're from the state. Check.

— Let them know a little about yourself. Check.

— Vow to fight "wasteful" spending. Check.

— Make clear you opposed the president's economic stimulus plan. Check.

Here's the script:

"As a descendant of generations of Iowans, I was born and raised in Waterloo.

"As a mom of five, a foster parent, and a former tax lawyer, and now a small business job creator, I know we can't keep spending money that we don't have.

"That's why I fought against the wasteful bailout ... against the stimulus.

"I will not vote to increase the debt ceiling."

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