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Published December 28, 2011, 11:39 AM

Bachmann Does Texas Two-swipe Against Paul, Perry

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — Republican Michele Bachmann is doing a Texas two-swipe in her push to gain ground before next week's presidential caucuses in Iowa.

By: Brian Bakst, Associated Press

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — Republican Michele Bachmann is doing a Texas two-swipe in her push to gain ground before next week's presidential caucuses in Iowa.

The Minnesota congresswoman went after Texas Gov. Rick Perry for "27 years as a political insider" and said Texas Rep. Ron Paul would be "dangerous as president" because of his hands-off views on national security.

Bachmann strongly criticized both during her 86th stop on a tour of Iowa's 99 counties.

Perry is running a television ad in Iowa that lumps Bachmann in with other Washington figures seeking the GOP presidential nomination. Bachmann counters that Perry is a more entrenched politicians than she is.

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