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VIDEO: Pawlenty Rips Bachmann’s Record of Results as “Nonexistent”

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is now consistently positioned second in presidential polls behind Mitt Romney after just about a month of on the campaign trail.

While that's good news for Bachmann, it's arguably bad news for fellow Minnesotan Tim Pawlenty, who has been working his tail off in the all-important state of Iowa ahead the Ames Straw Poll.

Iowa has taken a particular liking to Bachmann, who happens to have been born there, urging Pawlenty to tweak his strategy in hopes of securing the GOP nomination. Instead of the first caucuses being a make-or-break situation for Pawlenty, he's now comparing himself to 2008 contenders Mike Huckabee and John McCain - noting they, too, were not sitting high in the polls at the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008.

Campaign Carl Cameron (who in an added bonus in this video admits to his fair share of bar fights) talked to Pawlenty at length in West Des Moines, Iowa Wednesday, delving into Bachmann's weaknesses, including her migraines and why he's failing to gain traction among the electorate. Pawlenty says he has a stacked resume and wants the country to take note, and he's using a new hockey ad to help get it done.

WHO HAS THE BEST CHANCE TO WIN THE FIRST TEST FOR 2012 IN IOWA? TUNE INTO "SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER" AT 6P ET FOR A REPORT FROM CARL CAMERON

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