Pawlenty, a former two-term governor, begins airing his first presidential campaign ad today in six key Iowa TV markets, including Des Moines.
Pawlenty staked his claim on Iowa early, meeting with people in small groups, hiring staff and opening a campaign office -- all keys to building the organization needed to get voters out to those caucuses on a cold, wintry night. He's made 25 visits to Iowa....Bachmann, who was born in Iowa, has spent only 8 days in the state this year. She has however had a presence. She has been running several Web ads touting herself as a "constitutional conservative", but no tv ads as of yet.
"We're getting a little later start, but she's got the momentum to do well, the resources to do well and the message that really resonates with people," state Sen. Kent Sorenson, Bachmann's Iowa campaign chairman, is quoted as saying.Read the full story HERE.