Minnesota Civil War Spills Over Into Iowa

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is causing big headaches for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty in Iowa, where she’s leading in the latest poll and where Pawlenty’s campaign had staked much of its strategy for winning the GOP nomination. That doesn’t leave Pawlenty much choice but to start going after her record in Congress.

And by “going after,” I mean it in the Minnesota sense: “Her record in Congress, as I mentioned before, is, you know – again, great remarks, and great speeches, but in terms of results and accomplishments – nonexistent,” Pawlenty says.

Them’s fighting words in Duluth but hardly worth noticing in, say, South Carolina.