Two ads promoting Gingrich to hit Iowa TV
December 27th, 2011
05:51 PM ET
11 years ago

Two ads promoting Gingrich to hit Iowa TV

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - With one week to go until the Iowa caucuses, two new commercials supporting Newt Gingrich's bid for the GOP presidential nomination are about to hit Hawkeye state airwaves.

A campaign commercial from the Gingrich campaign uses clips from the former House speaker at debates the past few months touting his plans to create jobs. The Gingrich campaign says the 30-second spot will run statewide in Iowa starting Wednesday.

"It starts very simple: lower taxes, less regulation, an American energy plan and actually be positive about people who create jobs – the opposite of the Obama plan," says Gingrich, from the second clip in the ad.

The Gingrich campaign has spent just over $200,000 so far this year on ads in Iowa, a modest amount compared to the amount of cash put into ad buys by the campaigns of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Meanwhile, an independent group supporting Gingrich's bid for the GOP nomination said it's coming out with a commercial portraying Gingrich as a conservative who is under attack by the Republican establishment. Winning our Future, a super PAC backing Gingrich, said their spot will also run statewide in Iowa starting Wednesday.

"The Republican establishment wants to pick our candidate. When a principled conservative took the lead, they outspent Newt Gingrich 20 to 1, attacking him with falsehoods. Conservatives need someone who's fought for us," the narrator in the ad said, adding "don't let the liberal Republican establishment pick our candidate."

This is the second ad in Iowa by Winning our Future.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Newt, save your money. The Kochs and Rove have chosen the spineless jelly fish, Mittens as their anointed candidate, and no one can stop the 'corporations are people too, candidate.'

    December 27, 2011 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  2. Val in MA

    Newt is an embarrassment – he needs to give it up already. I don't know which Republican in his/her right mind can vote for Newt. He possess so many different qualities that just out of the ordinary for the President of the United States to possess. Give it up and go home Newt.

    December 27, 2011 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  3. Thomas

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    December 27, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  4. j384892

    Be gone fat man.

    December 27, 2011 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  5. dagoberto

    I agree with you but Ron Paul has better plans.
    Sorry Mr Gingrinch

    December 27, 2011 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  6. Bigwilliestyles

    "Liberal Republican Establishment"? That overkill of the word "liberal" smacks of the desperation that the Tea Party is feeling as they and the candidates(?) they support are slowly but surely marginalyzed. Give it up TP; your time has come and gone. Beat it.

    December 27, 2011 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  7. Larry L

    I hear the ads are filled with simple messages for the Iowa people. 1. All of the many, many things you've heard about my lack of ethics, character and honesty are simply well-documented lies made up by liberal socialists (and maybe a communist or two). 2. I'm not a Mormon – I pretend to be a member of one of the "regular" religions. 3. I'm not and African American – I'm a rich white guy.

    "This is Newt Gingrich and I approve of this message!".

    December 27, 2011 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |