Michele Bachmann contradicts herself in new radio, TV ads [VIDEO]

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The Bachmann-Graves race has heated up this week.
One day after Jim Graves hit the airwaves with his first TV ad, Michele Bachmann counter-punched with a new ad of her own.

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Bachmann's new TV ad comes on the heels of a radio ad that's been running on WCCO and other local stations. But, as if often the case with Michele, close scrutiny reveals that something's amiss in the logic department. You see, the TV ad characterizes Graves as "big spendin' Jim," citing Graves' support for the 2009 federal stimulus. But the radio ad praises Bachmann for being "a job creator" by shepherding a new $690 million Stillwater bridge through Congress, a project that she tried and failed to pay for with those same stimulus funds.

The radio ad can be heard here. It features a number of narrators singing Bachmann's praises. Highlights include (emphasis mine):
She's here every week fighting for Minnesota jobs because she's a job creator too... She's an independent voice fighting wasteful spending, even within her own party...

And Michele worked with both parties to cut Washington's red tape to build the new St. Croix bridge... Michele Bachmann is Minnesota.
And here's the new TV ad where she a narrator says, "Big Spendin' Jim supported the wasteful trillion-dollar stimulus":



As we reported in October 2010, Bachmann wrote a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking him to allot $300 million in stimulus funds for the St. Croix bridge project. But the bridge didn't get a slice of the stimulus pie, meaning Minnesota and Wisconsin will split the cost of the $690 million project. Even fellow tea partiers criticized her hypocrisy.

Furthermore, a new fundraising email distributed by the Bachmann campaign characterizes Graves' mild-mannered, autobiographical TV ad as "senseless attacks from a ruthless opponent." With her congressional seat in jeopardy, Bachmann clearly won't let truth get in the way of her bid to win reelection.



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32 comments
Rich Pankratz
Rich Pankratz

News flash, City Pages advertises that it hates conservatives.......for the 10th time..............in the past 5 seconds. Thank you Al Gore for inventing the internet so City Pages can get it's message out.

Vicki Vee
Vicki Vee

I would not claim her as a Minnesotan. I fear she has spent to much time in Iowa with all the farm chemicals...

Branden Strot
Branden Strot

"Shes a lot more minnesotan than the toilet pages will ever be." said the person who pressed like on city pages

Jamie Larson
Jamie Larson

She is definitely Minnesotan, the batsh*t crazy fringe part.

Shannon Zelenak
Shannon Zelenak

Didn't she said she was Iowan when she was making a run for the POTUS seat? Most Minnesotans I know wouldn't ever claim to be Iowan, even for a job! ;)

Sebastian Galdames
Sebastian Galdames

We should exile her. Make her move to Wisconsin or North Dakota.

Chris Kurle
Chris Kurle

Kind of how intellect is not Bachmann's (or your) your forte. Sound like a good time to fire this imbecile. Will the people from the epicenter of Mn's foreclosure crisis re-elect Stillwater's missing village idiot ?

Treva Baird Davis
Treva Baird Davis

You are a "City-Beat" rag...you are good reading for up and coming food/watering joints; art and music; cutting edge pop culture and lit...that's your purpose (as in all similar rags in large met areas)..politics is not your forte!

Bev Gougé
Bev Gougé

oh please, i sure hope she isn't sending the wrong impression about the rest of us!

Larissa Griffin-Sponsler
Larissa Griffin-Sponsler

This is just how they think. Money spent on me and mine is A-Ok, money spent on "others" is wasteful.

Jonathon Richter
Jonathon Richter

Still puzzled how she got elected and how she was considered, even for the briefest of moments, a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination

Mary Ritter
Mary Ritter

Stir Bachmann & Palin together in the same pot, and they both taste the same. What bimbos!

David Farr
David Farr

Well, she's not a good Minnesotan but she is a good liar.

Mark Kraft
Mark Kraft

I'm going to miss her when she's gone. She's the greatest joke I know.

Jodi Miller
Jodi Miller

I wish news would be unbiased in their political coverage, even if I agree with the article.

Tom Fru
Tom Fru

The Minnesota outside the 494/694 loop maybe.

Rob Perreault
Rob Perreault

I think that she gives us minnesotins a bad name. She truly is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Imp Teaser
Imp Teaser

God, I hope not!! I wouldn't claim her for anything short of Romney's unfiled tax returns!

Sara Haaf
Sara Haaf

I think she's the anti christ.

Danette Allrich
Danette Allrich

no, no, no. Not the Minnesota that I live in & love. Oh, no.

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