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Iowa: Bachmann trails badly in home county

Posted at 8:31 PM on January 3, 2012 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Iowa, Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann touted her Iowa credentials and ties to her hometown of Waterloo as she sought victory in the Iowa Caucuses. But even there, she is not doing well.

At 8:30 p.m., data showed the Minnesota congresswoman at only 8 percent in her native Black Hawk County, far behind Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, who are in a virtual tie statewide in the Iowa caucuses. Bachmann had about 6 percent statewide.

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About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

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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