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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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