Campaign buttons for Republican presidential candidates Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are seen along with those of President Barack Obama at the Black Hawk County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) The Associated Press Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., holds up a newspaper saying that she won the GOP Straw Poll as she speaks at the Black Hawk County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) The Associated Press Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., offers an apple pie to the oldest Republican mother in the room as she speaks at the Black Hawk County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) The Associated Press Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Black Hawk County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) The Associated Press Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry attends the Black Hawk County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) The Associated PressWATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — They're competing with each other and currently leading the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls. But Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann are riding the same issue out of Iowa — jobs.One day after the GOP race was upended by Bachmann's victory in the Iowa straw poll and Perry's announcement of his candidacy, the candidates told party faithful attending Black Hawk County's Lincoln Day dinner in northern Iowa they have credibility and experience creating jobs.Perry says the biggest issues facing the U.S. are economic turmoil and getting Americans back to work.Bachmann is touting her experience running her family's small business.



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