Paul re-releases ad in Iowa and New Hampshire
December 21st, 2011
01:03 PM ET
11 years ago

Paul re-releases ad in Iowa and New Hampshire

(CNN) – Texas Rep. Ron Paul will again tout his pro-life credentials in an ad going up on airwaves in Iowa and New Hampshire Wednesday. The spot is a re-cut of another ad previously released in the early presidential nominating states, with new material added.

The ad features former patients of Paul, an obstetrician who trumpets delivering over 4,000 babies during his time as a practicing physician.

The original ad buy was around one million dollars and aired during the fall in the four early states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada.

The new ad featuring praise of Paul will run for the next week or two, an added investment on the airwaves from the campaign, though the campaign wouldn't comment on the size of the buy. A new poll in Iowa placed the candidate in the top spot among Republican caucus goers over other 2012 contenders.

As candidates continue to seek support from the conservative block of voters critical in Iowa ahead of its first-in-the-nation caucus on Jan. 3, Paul mobilized his own supporters to speak for him.

"Some people need to have a good word said about them, Ron is the sort of person that his life is his good word," says a woman described as a "former patient" in the one-minute, 8 second spot. "Ron did not let Washington change him."

"I believe life begins at conception in my opinion and, as a result, I love to go to a doctor who felt the same way," says another. "Ron's still the same guy still saying the same things, and now all these years later, still standing his ground."

At a time when 2012 candidates question each other's character as they jockey for the evangelical vote, Paul's spot includes a supporter stating, "Its not hard for someone who is a Christian and truly believes to stay on the right path. And I think that's what kind of person Ron Paul is."

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  1. Anonymous

    Go Ron Paul!

    December 21, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
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