“The race will be a study in contrasts. Wetterling gained prominence as a child safety advocate after the 1989 abduction of her 11-year-old son, who never was found; she positions herself as a centrist and, like most Democrats, is sharply critical of President Bush on many issues. Bachmann, who has a record of success as a candidate, mainly stands by Bush and is best known for advocating socially conservative agenda items such as a ban on same-sex marriage.”

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