Pro-Perry group blankets Iowa and South Carolina with new ads
October 31st, 2011
10:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Pro-Perry group blankets Iowa and South Carolina with new ads

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – A pro-Rick Perry group is unleashing an ad campaign this week in Iowa and South Carolina on behalf of the Republican presidential candidate.

The Super PAC Make Us Great Again is spending a combined $382,000 over 10 days in the two early nominating states, where the Texas governor needs to gain traction to clinch the GOP nomination.

Beginning Tuesday in South Carolina, $180,000 will be spent to run ads in the Columbia and Greenville markets.

Ads will begin airing in Iowa on Wednesday on broadcast networks in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Omaha, as well as on cable stations in eight cities. The ad buy in Iowa costs $202,000.

The ads, posted on YouTube on Monday evening, describe the candidate as a "solid conservative" and are almost identical. About 11 seconds into the 30-second ad, voters in Iowa and South Carolina will be watching the same video, but will get a different message.

In South Carolina, viewers will hear that "Perry made his state the leader in manufacturing exports, passed major lawsuit reform, cut burdensome regulations." Iowa viewers will be told that "Perry's balanced every budget, passed major lawsuit reform, cut $15 billion in spending."

The spots come the day after the Perry campaign released their second round of ads in Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

Make Us Great Again is not associated with the campaign. It was created over the summer by Texas political operatives and Perry donors, and plans to spend millions to help the Texas governor during this election cycle.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Iowa • Rick Perry • South Carolina
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    But what did they manufacture and how were the wages? There are other questions to ask as well. What did those regulations cover and what was their results? If the result was that air and water were dirtier, then I don't think that was worth it.

    October 31, 2011 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  2. thomas

    What about farm subsades ?

    Rick Perry Benefited From $80000 In Farm Subsidies.

    Rick Perry to apply Enron-style accounting principles to what should be a straightforward school accountability system.

    What Rick Perry doesn't want to talk about. .... Employment Policies Institute, Energy Citizens, Enron, ExxonMobil .

    Rick Perry's Make Us Great Again ?

    Perry / Enron

    November 1, 2011 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  3. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Rick Bush gains the most by taking Uncle Ben Cain down. They will publish the settlement signed by Cain next.

    November 1, 2011 05:44 am at 5:44 am |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    Perry is TOASTED – literally. He's DONE!!!

    Obama 2012

    November 1, 2011 06:47 am at 6:47 am |
  5. no1atall

    How much is Slik Rick Perry spending on his tutor and his debate coach? I'd be much more interested in those numbers.

    November 1, 2011 07:22 am at 7:22 am |
  6. diridi

    I just turn off to these BS. o.k, Obama2012.

    November 1, 2011 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  7. a in austin

    What a crock – ask how much stimilus he took to balance his budget. Next budget starts in the red again. He's not all that or all there!

    November 1, 2011 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  8. Donkey Party

    Too funny. These ill-informed supporters must have missed Perry's wild display of over-the-top animated lunacy at a speech in NH the other night. Perry is toast.

    November 1, 2011 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  9. Indy

    Not one Republican candidate has a plan for the majority or middle class, and they never will so if you are part of the majority dont vote Republican.

    November 1, 2011 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  10. SaintM

    Preaching to the Republican Choir will do nothing for him. He may have done all those things, but Texas is one of the most impoverished states in the union because of it–not unlike many red states that have been impoverished for decades under Republican rule. Send this arrogant, knuckle-dragging neanderthal back to Texas so they can have a recall election to get rid of him for good.

    November 1, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  11. The Real Tom Paine

    Texas may be a leader in manufacturing exports, but Perry had little to do with that. The TX governor is a constitutionally weak governor, with real power residing in the Legislature and the Texas Railroad Commissioner's office. Perry did nothing to boost their exports to Mexico, so for him to take credit for it is disingenuous, to say the least.

    November 1, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |