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Iowa: Bachmann out with "Iron Lady" ad

Posted at 10:30 AM on January 2, 2012 by Catharine Richert
Filed under: Iowa

In recent days, Rep. Michele Bachmann has been likening herself to Britain's conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, telling crowds that she wants to be America's "Iron Lady."

That talking point has ended up in Bachmann's latest ad, too. Here's the latest from MPR's Mark Zdechlik.

Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign has a new 30-second television ad promoting her as a "consistent conservative fighter."

The ad also hammers home that Bachmann, who was born in Waterloo, is a native Iowan.

Bachmann will wrap-up her Iowa caucus campaign tomorrow in Waterloo. Polls show she is in last-place among the field of GOP presidential candidates competing in Iowa.

But Bachmann, at least publicly, Bachmann is dismissing the polls and predicting a caucus "miracle" tomorrow.

Bachmann's campaign says its new ad begins running today on network and cable stations "all across Iowa."

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Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.

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