[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/05/04/art.mcmasterad0504.yt.jpg caption="South Carolina's Attorney General, who is running for governor of the state, released a new campaign ad Tuesday."]
(CNN) – South Carolina gubernatorial hopeful Republican Henry McMaster is out with a new television ad Tuesday that invokes Ronald Reagan and highlights McMaster's fight against Democrats' health care legislation.
The 30-second spot is the second McMaster ad to feature the role the South Carolina Attorney General played in state lawsuits over the health care bill, claiming that the bill infringes on states' rights.
"When Ronald Reagan named me his first U.S. Attorney, I thanked him for the honor," McMaster says in the ad. "And I went to work to defend freedom and to protect the Constitution. When President Obama and the Washington radicals pushed their unconstitutional takeover of health care, I pushed back. I led the fight to overturn the backroom deals – to defend freedom and to protect the sovereignty of South Carolina. Because that's my job."
McMaster hopes to win his party's nomination in a June 8 primary.
The spot will run on broadcast and cable in all of South Carolina's media markets, according to McMaster's campaign.