Rep. Ron Paul ad expands its reach
July 16th, 2011
11:38 AM ET
3 years ago

Rep. Ron Paul ad expands its reach

(CNN)-Retiring Texas Rep. Ron Paul, an aspiring 2012 GOP presidential nominee, is expanding his campaign’s reach into early primary and caucus states with the help of television.

An ad that began running Friday in the first-in-the-nation caucus and primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire will extend to Nevada, which comes third in the nation’s caucus calendar.

“Nevada is a key constituency with important and growing influence on the national political environment,” said Jesse Benton, Paul’s campaign chair. “Dr. Paul plans to win the state in 2012.”

Potential Paul supporters will view the anti-debt ceiling increase ad beginning Monday. It is part of the biggest ad buy from any GOP presidential candidate thus far - Paul’s campaign describes the investment in Nevada as a “significant buy” in a written release.

Ron Paul announced a $4 million fundraising haul for the second quarter Friday and invested six figures of that sum in the spot, which touts Paul’s record of promoting a more limited federal government and explains his opposition to raising the debt ceiling.

The 12-term congressman revealed he would not seek a 13th House term in July choosing instead to focus on his bid for the presidency, Paul's third effort at winning the GOP nomination.


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  1. Mr. Blog

    Ron Paul 2012!!!!

    Revolution = Restoration

    July 16, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  2. GI Joe

    Don't try to dictate to me ONLY the freedoms YOU want ME to have.

    He won't make it, and it's nice to know he's ending his long-term career of support for the wealthiest. Hope his son will learn (doubt it, tho, as his son is a IDIOT).

    July 16, 2011 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  3. Indy

    "No Deals" is a vote killer and using that in this slogan is a very bad way to try and attract people to you. No Deals means you are not willing to work with anyone and there is a whole lot of working together that is required to get an economy rolling. He might as well just said Party First,People Last, not willing to work with anyone.

    July 16, 2011 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  4. pn

    It is pretty irresponsible to have an ad campaign in favor of defaulting on our sovereign debt.

    July 16, 2011 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  5. vic , nashville ,tn

    Ron Paul has some good ideas I don’t disagree but to implement his idea in the future we need good revenue now so we have to raise tax

    July 16, 2011 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  6. sector7

    Gi joe, you are obviously mistaken about dr. Paul's ideas. He wants you to have more freedom and liberty than any other candidate running for president. You probably think you are free right now...

    July 16, 2011 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  7. steve a in nb,tx

    the only sane person the gop has.......but he will never get it because the gop will not support him...he is to much his on man and an independent thinker and not one of the "good ol boys"

    July 16, 2011 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  8. Andron

    "Don't try to dictate to me ONLY the freedoms YOU want ME to have."

    What? What freedoms do you want to have which Dr Paul wouldn't permit?
    Can't wait to hear this... should be a good laugh.

    July 16, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  9. sector7

    Indy, he's not willing to compromise on the mismanagement of our country any longer. You are?

    July 16, 2011 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  10. sector7

    Pn, it's already to late not to default. The question is when do we start to recover.

    July 16, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  11. Andron

    I cannot believe how simple minded some people are in regards to this issue...

    "It is pretty irresponsible to have an ad campaign in favor of defaulting on our sovereign debt."
    Ron Paul is the only one in Congress (to my knowledge) that has never voted for an unbalanced budget... he has been warning against the dangers of this debt for decades!
    When the Fed prints money out of thin air to "pay" for the debt... it is already defaulting because it is devaluing the money in your pocket. Please do some research into this issue before you jump to some conclusion.
    Also the US has defaulted on it's debt several times in History... and it has recovered faster afterwards as a result.

    July 16, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  12. Dingus

    Indy, "deals" are what created our debt-driven welfare/warfare state. "No Deals" may not be an attractive slogan, but personally, I'm through with this spending frenzy in Washington. Paul's message is one voice out of many trying to stick it to The Man. And to say he is "party first" is bogus. Look at his voting record, and look at legislation he co-sponsors with some of the most liberal congressmen (Frank, Kucinich).

    July 16, 2011 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  13. George Washington

    He has never taken a government junket.

    He does not participate in the lucrative Congressional Pension Program.

    He returns a portion of his annual Congressional Office Budget every year.

    He has never voted to raise taxes.

    He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.

    He has never voted to restrict gun ownership.

    He has never voted to raise Congressional Pay.

    He never voted to increase Executive Branch Power.

    He will Reinstate The Constitution and Save The Republic

    He will END the unconstitutional FED.

    He will phase out the unconstitutional IRS beginning immediately

    He will secure the borders

    He will limit Big Government in your private affairs

    He will stop Illegal immigration and no amnesty

    He voted against regulating the Internet

    He voted against the Iraq War and warned us against going forward with an undeclared war.
    “Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberty and wealth are in Jeopardy” July 10th, 2003

    He voted against the un-patriotic so called Patriot Act.

    He supports a non-interventionist foreign policy yet a strong military

    He will end the inflation tax

    He is a true Constitutional Conservative

    He would have soundly beat Obama in 2008 because Independents trust him and like him.

    We could have had a V8 instead of McCain't in 08

    Ron Paul for President 2012

    Because no one else can be trusted to say what he means and do what he says like Ron Paul does.

    July 16, 2011 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  14. AntiFringe

    Ron Paul does not represent normalcy. His backers own guns, ammo, food. and bunkers. They are just waiting for the ruin that Paul would produce.

    July 16, 2011 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  15. Machiaveli

    We will default either way, why make a deal. How else to do you expect to pay 14 trillion in debt? Just keep kicking the can down the road? And yes no deals. Why compromise to increase spending and taxes. Governments don't get the economy rolling, the private sector does. Less government is needed.

    July 16, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  16. kris

    What a lot of people fail to look at is the intricacy Dr. Paul has in his economic views. He is by no means a wealthy first person, and he is by no means not against bi-partisanship. HE IS in fact against the core sickness that this country has in its economic policies, such as centralized banking and the destruction of the middle-class through planned booms and busts that is slowly erroding our financial soveirgenty and moving us closer to a north american union state and even further towards a world state. People dont understand that 'Dr. No' is 'NO' on anything that is unconstitutional, and NO on this trend we have of constantly going in the wrong direction... how many debt ceiling increases have we had in the last 30 years? it's evident he knows we're on a wrong-way trend and in those 30 years the PROBLEMS causing these 'needs' to raise the ceiling and keep up this economic errosion have not been addressed by either party. Dr. Paul is the only candidate i have ever seen, and im a democrat by the way, that truely delves 30 leagues below the rhetoric your mainstrem candidate uses to garner votes or sway popular opinion to truely fix problems... unfortunately a lot of people dont do their research, so a lot of people dont understand Dr. Pauls views and jump to false conclusions by the way. so, before you say no to dr no, do some research. Ron Paul 2012.

    July 16, 2011 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  17. Dan

    Can't compromise on issues that have no middle road:

    Either you go to war or you don't
    Either you raise the debt limit or you don't

    "No compromises" means that he won't break any of his promises to the people just because politics got in the way.

    July 16, 2011 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  18. Jm

    I am confused GI Joe, what freedoms do you not want to have? Are you saying you need the government to keep you on track? That is the problem with all of you sheeple. You go ahead and walk blindly to slaughter with the rest of the sheeple in America. So Sad!
    P.S. He will make it, and when he does, you can move to a country that controls you, since that is how you are most comfortable.
    I really do feel sorry for you, you must have not had anyone raising you and look for the guidance of government to take that place. You poor thing :(

    July 16, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  19. The Obama Recession Continues Unabated, Obama Depression on the way

    It is pretty irresponsible to have an ad campaign in favor of defaulting on our sovereign debt
    ==========================================================================
    Totally false statement. He advocates paying the interest and payingoff the national debt. He is AGAINST the irresponsible accumulation of any more future debt. Do you not understand the difference between currently owned debt and what the government is projected to borrow if it continues the spending and borrowing madness?

    July 16, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  20. Revolution

    You people don't get the point do you.
    the ad carries a very powerful message: the "deals" will only bring taxes and not cuts further undermining our sovereignty.
    We are spending at unsustainable levels to the point that even if we tax 100% of the U.S. economy the government will still be in debt. The debt is LARGER than the whole U.S. economy. Don't get brainwashed by Obama, real unemployment is above 20% it was 25 during the Depression. real inflation is above 9 percent yet Bernanke calculates inflation with a modified
    cpi which in turn gives us the famous 2%.
    End the Fed
    End the Wars
    End the Waste
    Start Ron Paul

    July 16, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  21. Michael

    It's pretty irresonsible to saddle generations of American's that haven't even been born yet with your debt.

    July 16, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  22. Commonsense

    Defaulting is the only hope the US will ever have to regain it's strength. Should have done it in 2007, the problems would have fixed themselves by now. Instead we gaurentee we'll be in this downward spiral for a decade or more. Same problems with FDR and the new deal. Learn our history. Ron is the only canidate for the last 8 years willing to say the truth to the people. Guess what it's not always pretty. Finally somebody with a pair is willing to try for the people!
    World economy = mans greatest failure

    July 16, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  23. Rebirtha

    You don't have to default to balance the budget if you set priorities. How is raising the debt ceiling and borrowing more not kicking the can down the road? That's all both parties are offering. These 'cuts' are from projected spending. 2 trillion in cuts means 11 trillion in increased borrowing instead of 13 trillion over the next decade. Balancing the budget is what we must do and that means cutting spending now and not later when our obligations are even more.

    July 16, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  24. cjn

    i think its irresponsible to go to never ending war and support an entitlement system that is bankrupting the country.

    July 16, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  25. Eloy Gonzalez II

    GI Joe: Ron Paul wants you to have all of the freedoms guaranteed to you by the Constitution. So what freedoms exactly are you talking about? And when did supporting the Constitution 100% suddenly fall in line with supporting the wealthiest?

    Indy: "No Deals" is actually just a rejection of the status quo and the ideas that got us into this financial mess in the first place.

    pn: Actually, it's pretty sad that the US can't get its financial situation in order in order to prevent having to raise the debt ceiling in the first place.

    July 16, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
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