Bachmann releases ad focusing on fiscal conservatism

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann has released her first presidential ad this morning. The ad is upbeat with Bachmann looking into the camera discussing her Iowa roots, her family background and her votes against Troubled Asset Relief Program and the federal stimulus bill.

“I will not vote to increase the debt ceiling,” Bachmann says emphatically at the end of the ad.

The ad comes as Bachmann is ramping up her efforts to win the Iowa Straw Poll in August. The event, which is also a fundraiser for the Iowa GOP, is the first time GOP presidential hopefuls can show their grassroots strength in the nation’s first caucus state.

Bachmann has skyrocketed in the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire but her popularity has also increased scrutiny of her record.

The Washington Post took a look at Bachmann’s faith and politics. Brit Hume with Fox News also suggested Bachmann could be “toxic” to independent and moderate voters and would be “a much easier target for attack ads.”

Here’s the ad.

  • Greg K

    I read an interesting tidbit about Ms. Bachmann. She must really believe in small government, she’s never authored a piece of legislation in her entire political career.

  • Jim

    Ms. Bachmannis running for President, not Congress. Compare her record against OBomba’s and the other GOP “wanta be’s”. At least SHE has done no harm! In my opin ion she has always voted on the right side of every issue. That is a lot better than any of the other contenders.

  • Jim

    Ms. Bachmannis running for President, not Congress. Compare her record against OBomba’s and the other GOP “wanta be’s”. At least SHE has done no harm! In my opinion she has always voted on the right side of every issue. That is a lot better than any of the other contenders.