(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's up with the seventh commercial of his bid for the White House, a fast-paced spot that appears to be a cross between a slick TV or movie promotion and an ad for an SUV or pickup truck.
The campaign for the longtime congressman from Texas, who's making his third bid for the presidency, says the ad will run on broadcast and cable television Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states to vote in the presidential primary and caucus calendar.
"What's up with these sorry politicians? Lots of bark! But when it's show time? Whimpering like little Shih-Tzus. You want big cuts? Ron Paul's been screaming it for years," says the narrator in the commercial. "Budget crisis? No problem. Cut a trillion bucks year one. That's trillion with a T. Department of Education? Gone! Interior? Energy? HUD? Commerce? Gone! Later, bureaucrats. That's how Ron Paul rolls. Want to drain the swamp? Ron Paul. Do it!"
Paul, who has strong support among many in the tea party movement, as well as with libertarians across the country, has been trying to characterize his rivals for the GOP nomination as more establishment candidates unwilling to make the tough cuts he says are needed to lower the nation's massive budget deficit.
Two new polls released over the weekend in Iowa indicate Paul on the rise in the state that votes four weeks from Tuesday, basically battling former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the second spot among likely GOP caucus goers, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich surging to the top of the field.
Paul is going up with his spot on the same day that Gingrich puts out the first commercial of his White House bid. Romney went up with his first paid commercial last month, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry took to the airwaves earlier this autumn. In contrast, Paul started going up with paid TV ads over the summer.
Word of the new Paul campaign ad was first reported by Politico.
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