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
- Matt Viser, Boston Globe
This segment aired on August 15, 2011.