Perry backers on air with second ad
December 5th, 2011
12:29 PM ET
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Perry backers on air with second ad

(CNN) – An independent group supporting Rick Perry's presidential bid is up with an ad supporting the Texas governor in the early voting states of Iowa and South Carolina, according to the group, Make Us Great Again.

The pro-Perry political action committee released the 30-second spot as part of a $388,000 buy on broadcast television, cable television and radio that paints Perry as an outside-Washington reformer who will improve the United States economy.

"Rick Perry isn't from Washington. His spending reforms balanced the budget, his energy plan frees America from foreign oil and his tax reforms flatten and simplify," the ad says. "That's how we'll put America back to work, stop the Washington insiders."

The new commercial is already running and will air until Sunday. It is the second spot from the group. The first ad released in October attempted to introduce the candidate to voters in early primary and caucus states.

The PAC said they have spent $1.1 million to date on advertising.

- CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Gabriella Schwarz contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Rick Perry
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. sequoia

    Obviously, this idiot hick Biblethumper fanatic will NEVER be President, so why is he wasting people's time and money?

    December 5, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  2. Common Sense

    That's $1.1 million wasted dollars. LOL. This clown has about as much of a chance of being President as The Cookie Monster.

    December 5, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Barring the unforeseen, Rick Perry is not going to be the Republican nominee for POTUS. I don't care how much money someone wants to spend on his behalf. He wouldn't be a strong force on the ticket as a VP nominee, either. Being VP would put him too close to the White House.

    December 5, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  4. Reggie from LA

    ...but we keep hearing we ARE the "greatest nation ever...forever and ever" and all that. We're #1!!
    So that notwithstanding, we have to be great "AGAIN"? What's up with that? Oh, they mean great again by their standards. This isn't a party-to-party contradiction. We all know where it's coming from. Oh I get it now. Let's go back to where the wealthiest were those who got there thru merit and not robbing our country blind. Isn't that what they mean?

    December 5, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  5. DocinPA

    “Crony capitalism” at its best. Make Us Great Again is led by Mike Toomey, who served in the Texas House from 1983 to 1988, and is a longtime friend and colleague of Perry’s. These PACs legally are not supposed to have this kind of connection. Perry and Toomey are joined at the hip.

    December 5, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    Looks as if Perry's going to blow through his millions of campaign dollars long before the primaries are even open for voting. Nothing like a "real" conservative Republican to show us just how fiscal they truly are.

    December 5, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  7. MTATL67

    "His spending reforms balanced the budget" – That is a "LIE" according to the Texas Bond Review Board the state is billions of dollars in debt. Spending money on Perry's campaign would be like giving money to the guy on the corner begging for money wearing Prada shoes – just throwing money away.

    December 5, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. Tony

    Even though Perry has no real chance of winning the Republican nomination, his spending still contributes to the economy. Given that Republicans hate spending (other than defense and tax cuts), this may be the only way we can get Republicans to contribute to the economy.

    December 5, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  9. nancy

    Perry will make a comeback, based on the fact that his record is the best record , by far, of any candidate who's running for president. The msm knows that Perry is the biggest threat to their messiah. Sadly enough FNC has joined the rest of the leftists in ridiculing Perry. But Perry is a fighter and will win the nomination. Gov. Rick Perry, a giant successful third term governor of a great state, with 13th biggest economy in the world, who has military, governing and legislative experience.

    December 5, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  10. Duke One

    Rick Perry will be our next President ! PERRY/RUBIO 2012 !!

    December 5, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  11. Paul1st

    Details. We want details. All of these candidates are like the finalists in the Miss America pageant. What do you hope for? Miss America: World peace (or candidate: ending dependence on foreign oil). What will you do if you win? Save the children (or simplify the tax code.)

    December 5, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  12. The Real Tom Paine

    The Second Coming of John Connelly....millions spent for 1 delegate in 1980, looks like history is repeating itself. With any luck, he'll be broke in a few years, too.

    December 5, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |