Romney is seeking to capitalize on his Iowa straw poll win with a new ad Wednesday.
The 30 second ad, titled "Thanks Iowa," is taken from portions of the Massachusetts governor's victory speech, in which he thanked Iowans and declared, "Change begins in Iowa and change begins today."
Romney handedly won the early test of organizational strength in Iowa, receiving 4,516 votes - nearly twice as much as surprise second place finisher Mike Huckabee. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Arizona Sen. John McCain chose not participate in the event. Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, not yet an announced presidential candidate, also did not participate.
The ad's release follows a e-mail fundraising appeal from the Massachusetts Republican Monday that celebrates the straw poll win and states, "With the help of supporters like you, we will continue to earn the support of grassroots activists across the country and begin the work of strengthening our economy, our military and our families."
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