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C-SPAN and The Ticket discuss the latest politics

August 16, 2011 |  6:28 am

For a summer weekend in a non-national election year, it was a busy time.

Michele Bachmann won the Ames Straw Poll, but not by much over the loyal legions of Ron Paul. Tim Pawlenty finished a distant third and dropped out. (Scroll down for related links.)

And Texas Gov. Rick Perry jumped into the Republican race, stealing some of the media thunder from Ames by announcing his candidacy at the RedState Gathering, an annual meeting of conservative online writers, in South Carolina, the first Southern primary state.

We joined C-SPAN's Steve Scully Sunday morning on 'Washington Journal' to talk about the unfolding events. Watch the video below.


Michele Bachmann tops the Ames Straw Poll

Rick Perry joins the GOP fray: 'This is gonna be a fun ride'

Rick Perry is all in: 'We cannot afford 4 more years of this rudderless leadership"

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Video courtesy of C-SPAN, 'Washington Journal.'