(CNN) - Just three days after nearly winning a crucial Republican presidential straw poll in Ames, Iowa, Texas Rep. Ron Paul is going up with a television commercial in Iowa and New Hampshire that targets three of his rivals for the GOP nomination.
The ad, titled "The One," groups Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota with President Barack Obama.
"It's the story of a lost city, lost opportunity, lost hope. A story of failed policies, failed leadership. A story of smooth-talking politicians, games of 'he said, she said,' rhetoric and division," says the narrator in the commercial.
"One man has stood apart, stood strong and true. Voting against every tax increase. every unbalanced budget, every time. Standing up to the Washington machine. Guided by principle. Ron Paul, the one who will stop the spending, save the dollar, create jobs, bring peace, the one who will restore liberty. Ron Paul, the one who can beat Obama and restore America now."
The ad shows pictures of Perry and Romney and the president over the "smooth-talking politicians" line and pictures of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Bachmann over the line "games of 'he said, she said', rhetoric and division."
The Paul campaign confirms to CNN that it's putting up six figures to run the 60-second spot in New Hampshire, the first primary state, and describes the buy in Iowa as "substantial." Iowa's caucuses kick off the presidential primary and caucus calendar. The ad buy is the second major one for the Paul campaign, and the first since Paul came in a very strong second in the straw poll in Ames on Saturday. The commercial was first reported by Politico.
The ad ends by saying that the longtime congressman, who is known for his strong stances on limiting the federal government and for his enthusiastic and energetic supporters, is "the one who can beat Obama," which seems a push back against pundits who say that Paul can't win the GOP nomination and face off against the president in next year's general election.
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