Ames, Iowa (CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann made her last appeal to Republicans before the Ames straw poll with an Iowa-centric speech that focused on her socially conservative credentials.
“We will never be ashamed of being social conservatives,” she said.
The crowd cheered repeatedly as she affirmed her opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion.
Even some Pawlenty supporters in the arena crowd, clad in green T-shirts handed out by the former Minnesota governor’s campaign, were seen applauding as Bachmann hit the key points.
Bachmann said she will be “the launch pad” for the restoration of American greatness.