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America's election headquarters begins in Iowa tonight with a candidate debate and straw poll just on the horizon.
And while that focuses on the Hawkeye State to combatants from Minnesota are providing many of the fireworks.
Of course honesty brown has the story from the more.
I'm glad to be here at temple any claims there's one key political distinction between himself and Michelle Bachmann.
Big difference between talking and and get stuff done and I get stuff it's the latest chapter in the -- -- of the -- Minnesota candidates for the Republican presidential nomination which boiled over yesterday.
What -- having spent almost two weeks seeing Bachmann has no congressional accomplishments to speak -- Bachmann had had He not.
In a Sunday statement -- fired back saying quote I have fought against irresponsible spending while governor pointing was leading a multi billion dollar budget mess in Minnesota.
Later the Bachmann campaign added quote on health care mandates climate change and Wall Street bailouts there's very little daylight between governor -- what -- record and the Obama administration's.
This back and -- comes with -- still trailing Bachmann in the polls for Bachmann.
The verbal sparring seems to come -- at least some risk it will likely draw.
Even more attention to the Iowa straw poll less than three weeks away and -- seems to have the advantage.
Of a larger deeper Iowa organization.
The straw poll ballot was finalized over the weekend nine names on it too big names missing.
Sarah Palin and Rick Perry largely because neither has announced nor campaigned in Iowa but the -- may get straw poll votes anyway.
BI when the want to support someone who has not yet declared for president we'll have that for the first time with the -- rival campaigns concede Ron Paul is a real threat to win the straw polls and the Texas congressman.
Likes his chances I wished I could say that I -- the front runner and -- enemy and Nancy she knew him.
But the truth is that.
-- -- it and will do very very well and hopefully come in in first.
Now Ron Paul has a history of doing well -- straw polls he's won several of them the most recent was at the Republican leadership conference in New Orleans last month so Paul has good reason to think that He could win out.
At the Iowa straw poll next month Brett.
Steve Brown lot of good morning Steve thank you.
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