Bachmann ad takes on debt ceiling
July 20th, 2011
08:00 AM ET
11 years ago

Bachmann ad takes on debt ceiling

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann released her second ad in Iowa that reaffirmed her commitment to vote against an increase to the nation's debt ceiling.

According to the campaign, the 30-second spot will run statewide starting Wednesday.

Looking at the camera, the congresswoman from neighboring Minnesota says increasing the borrowing limit "goes completely contrary to commonsense and how I grew up in Iowa."

"We have to deal with the economic reality and I have the will and I have the courage to see this through," she says in the ad.

Her first spot in the first-in-the-nation caucus state made a similar commitment and expanded upon her home state history. Negotiations are ongoing among Congressional leaders and the White House to reach an agreement to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by August 2 or risk a government default.

Bachmann's ad comes one month before the high stakes Ames Straw Poll that historically measures the strength of presidential campaigns in the Hawkeye State.

Since launching her bid for the White House on June 28, Bachmann has risen to the top of recent polls in Iowa, a crucial state on the road to the White House for the socially conservative candidate.

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soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. annie s

    The Tea Party and its candidates scream about their patriotism yet they are willing to see our country fail economically in order to screw the President and his party. They are dangerous!

    July 20, 2011 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
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