Michele Bachmann vote contradicts her debt ceiling stance

With a new poll in Iowa showing the tight race between Michelle Bachmann and Mitt Romney, Jan Crawford and John Dickerson report on where the candidates stand in the GOP race.

Iowa poll: Bachmann, Romney lead GOP race
In an ad out today, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann reiterated her vow not to vote to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit, saying "we can't keep spending money that we don't have."

Yet back in April, Bachmann voted in favor of the House GOP's budget plan, drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan. While that plan promised to cut the deficit by trillions over a decade, it did not eliminate budget deficits; indeed, the plan, if implemented, would mean $6 trillion in added debt over a decade

As Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer said in April: "The bottom line is that the Ryan budget calls for significant increases in the debt ceiling."

Bachmann's spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for an explanation of why Bachmann backed a plan that increased the national debt but opposes an increase in the debt limit.

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