Michele Bachmann has her firstÂ TV ad up in Iowa, further reminding Republican voters in the first caucus state of a theme she has been stressing throughout her new presidential campaign -- that the congresswoman from Minnesota is originally from Iowa. Also, she is with them on issues of spending, taxes and the debt.
"As a descendant of generations of Iowans, I was born and raised in Waterloo," Bachmann says. "As a mom of five, a foster parent, and a former tax lawyer, and now a small-business job creator, I know that 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. I'm Michele Bachmann, and I approve this message."