Campaign Trail: Bachmann's Up, Perry's In, Obama's On The Road06:23
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Campaign buttons for Republican presidential candidates Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are seen along with ones that are anti-President Barack Obama buttons at yesterday's Black Hawk County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa. (AP)
Campaign buttons for Republican presidential candidates Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are seen along with ones that are anti-President Barack Obama buttons at yesterday's Black Hawk County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa. (AP)

After winning the Ames straw poll in Iowa this weekend, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) faced a new contender - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who officially entered the race for the White House. The pair were both at yesterday's Black Hawk County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, but they refused to each other.

Perry and Bachmann are now poised to take on the national GOP front-runner, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama launched a three-day economic bus tour of Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. Pres. Obama's campaign took off after he won the Iowa Caucus back in 2008, but will he feel the love in Iowa this time around?

Boston Globe: Perry rides wave of enthusiasm into Iowa

Guest

  • Matt Viser, Boston Globe

This segment aired on August 15, 2011.

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