Paul continues flooding Iowa and N.H. airwaves with TV ads
December 20th, 2011
10:34 AM ET
3 years ago

Paul continues flooding Iowa and N.H. airwaves with TV ads

(CNN) - A new, slick, movie trailer style TV commercial by Rep. Ron Paul that takes shots at some of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination hits the airwaves Tuesday in the first two states to hold contests in the primary and caucus calendar.

In the ad, titled "The One," Washington, D.C. is described as "a lost city" which focuses on "failed policies, failed leadership" and then presents the longtime congressman from Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, as the only GOP presidential candidate that "has stood apart, stood strong and true," adding that Paul has stood "up to the Washington machine, guided by principle."

The Paul campaign says that the 60-second spot, which is an update of an earlier Paul commercial, will run on broadcast and cable TV in Iowa and New Hampshire. The ad's release comes two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the first contest in the road to the nomination, and three weeks before the New Hampshire primary, which is the second contest.

While the narrator in the ad doesn't name Paul's rival candidates by name, an image of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is seen with the caption "insider deals" and an image of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, along with an image of President Barack Obama, appears under the caption "smooth-talking politicians." Quick images of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota also appear, with Perry grouped with Sen. Harry Reid, the top Senate Democrat, and Bachman teamed with Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House, under the caption "games of he said, she said."

The campaign says the updated spot is part of a multi-million dollar ad campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire. Paying for the buy may not be too much of a problem, thanks to an infusion of what the campaign says was over $4 million in fundraising since this past weekend.

News of the ad was first reported by Politico.

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  1. Dano

    @Ron Paul
    Just because I don't share the warm and fuzzy feeling that you do with Ron Paul, does not mean I haven't done my research. No where did I see how closing the department of Education would HELP our children....please, since you are obviously a serogate for RP, please inform us less educated people understand how this would help our children? Our children are not tax payers, they are innocent of partisan politics...so the question comes down to....HOW does this help the education of our children?

    December 20, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
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