Rep. Ron Paul ad expands its reach
July 16th, 2011
11:38 AM ET
11 years ago

Rep. Ron Paul ad expands its reach

(CNN)-Retiring Texas Rep. Ron Paul, an aspiring 2012 GOP presidential nominee, is expanding his campaign’s reach into early primary and caucus states with the help of television.

An ad that began running Friday in the first-in-the-nation caucus and primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire will extend to Nevada, which comes third in the nation’s caucus calendar.

“Nevada is a key constituency with important and growing influence on the national political environment,” said Jesse Benton, Paul’s campaign chair. “Dr. Paul plans to win the state in 2012.”

Potential Paul supporters will view the anti-debt ceiling increase ad beginning Monday. It is part of the biggest ad buy from any GOP presidential candidate thus far - Paul’s campaign describes the investment in Nevada as a “significant buy” in a written release.

Ron Paul announced a $4 million fundraising haul for the second quarter Friday and invested six figures of that sum in the spot, which touts Paul’s record of promoting a more limited federal government and explains his opposition to raising the debt ceiling.

The 12-term congressman revealed he would not seek a 13th House term in July choosing instead to focus on his bid for the presidency, Paul's third effort at winning the GOP nomination.

Filed under: 2012 • Nevada • Ron Paul
soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. zach

    Who says we have to default on our debt? Wouldn't it be easier to spend less on the war and cut some other useless spending pay the interest on the debt (10% of monthly incoming rev) and then evenly divide the rest of the revenue up and distribute it.

    July 16, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. Jenn

    Ron Paul has a lot of experience and understands a lit about government economics. He warned about the problems we face today with the debt etc. I wish people would not talk out of their asses and do a little research before making posts. Ron Paul wants to uphd the constitution, the very thing that made this nation great! No deals on dome important matters is a very good thing as some things are so important that any deal would only cause further harm. Cap the debt, that's a good thing, no new taxing, another good thing and balance the budget to help businesses know that they are good to finally invest in their businesses and finally they will. Without these things we are doomed as a nation.

    July 16, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  3. Donkey Party

    There was a time in the not too distant past when yahoos like Paul and all the other GOPers would be rounded up for their treasonus stance toward the US Government and it's citizens. My how times have changed, guess we owe thanks to the dimwitted sheeple that continue to support them, even when it's against their own self interests.

    July 16, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  4. NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    the RP army is on the move

    July 16, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  5. Donkey Party

    Sorry "treasonous". Being around the retarded right is taking it's toll on my mental facilities...

    July 16, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
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