In new ad, Pauls keep it in the family
December 22nd, 2011
11:16 AM ET
3 years ago

In new ad, Pauls keep it in the family

(CNN) – Ron Paul received some help from another Paul Thursday in a new Christmas-themed ad.

His son, Sen. Rand Paul, issues a video testament to his father in the form of a 30-second spot, which is set to run in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

"My father taught me the value of commitment to faith, family and our constitution," the Kentucky senator says. "He's always stayed true to his principles and convictions. He won't falter, he won't bend and he will restore what made America great."

The younger Paul also ties his family to the tea party movement that helped usher him into the Senate in 2010, saying his anti-government, anti-debt message mirrors the ideals of Texas Rep. Paul, who is making his third bid for the White House.

Sen. Paul sits in front of a Christmas tree during the ad and finishes by wishing the viewer a "Merry Christmas."

The new spot is the latest in a string of commercials from Rep. Paul, who has funneled significant funds into paid media in early contest states. He has also seen a steady increase in his national and statewide polling figures.


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. jim

    The anti-government politicians are supposed to run our government?

    December 22, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  2. george of the jungle

    when he does away with 80% of government. how much will it effect you ? He's no different than the rest of the repos.

    December 22, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  3. SecedingfromTexas

    Between yours and the Grinch and Diamond Lil's "Christmas Greeting", it's hard to decide which is more sickening.

    December 22, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  4. Lene, IL

    Let's get this straight now.. Ron Paul is not anti-government, he is "anti-establishment" and "pro-Constitution"!

    December 22, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Finally, Ron Paul supporters will get their wish. Ron Paul is going to be in the headlines. They just don't know what Paul's record really looks like and what he really stands for, but they will find out soon enough.

    December 22, 2011 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  6. Lene, IL

    Ron Paul is not anti-government, he is anti-establishment and pro-constitution!

    December 22, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  7. Woman In California

    I wouldn't vote for the father but the son is TOTALLY out of the question. The Paul's are too radical and much too extreme to be in government (you know the thing they hate so much). Wink, wink.

    December 22, 2011 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  8. Lynda/Minnesota

    CurlyTop is endorsing his dad? Go figure.

    December 22, 2011 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  9. .

    Ron Paul is our only hope, Ron Paul 2012!!

    December 22, 2011 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  10. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Ron Paul is a wealthy man who doesn't live in the real world of middle class Americans. He has raised a son who doesn't have a clue that a real world exists.

    December 22, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |