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.
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.