07/07/2011 07:05 pm ET | Updated Sep 06, 2011

Michele Bachmann Iowa Campaign Releases First Ad

Michele Bachmann released her first Iowa presidential campaign ad today. The 30-second spot features the GOP congresswoman, who represents Minnesota, touting her Iowa heritage. She made no mention of John Wayne, however.

"As a mom of 5, a foster parent, a former tax lawyer and now a small business job creator, I know that we can't keep spending money that we don't have," she says. "That's why I fought against the wasteful bailout, against the stimulus."

Bachmann is taking on Iowa full steam. She officially announced her candidacy in Waterloo, where she was born.

From Politico:

She is making a serious push to win the Ames Straw Poll next month, and even some Democrats are taking note that she is running a professional campaign so far, with crisp visuals at her stump stops following an effective rollout.

A recent Des Moines Register poll showed the congresswoman leading the GOP field. She's tied for first with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

The Iowa caucus is scheduled to take place on February 6th of next year.

Watch the video, courtesy of Politico, below: