Ron Paul expands TV ad campaign to Nevada

By Eric W. Dolan
Saturday, July 16, 2011 15:08 EDT
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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is expanding his TV advertising campaign in early caucus and primary states, ABC News’ Jason Volack reported.

The 65-second “Conviction” ad that began airing in Iowa and New Hampshire on Friday will extend to Nevada on Monday.

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

The ad is modeled after a movie trailer and reviews previous federal debt ceiling compromises in the 1980s and 1990s.

“In the ’80s, they did it to Reagan,” the narrator says. “A debt ceiling compromise. Democrats promising spending cuts, but delivering only tax hikes. The ’90s brought more compromises, more broken promises and more new taxes.”

“Will our parties leaders commit the mistakes of the past? Will they choose compromise, or conviction?”

“One candidate has always been true,” the ad continues. “Ron Paul: Cut spending, balance the budget, no deals.”

Paul recently announced he would resign his post in the House of Representatives to fully devote himself to a presidential run. His campaign raised $4.5 million in the second quarter of 2011.

“Our campaign has a broad base of small donors who are energized by Dr. Paul’s message of limited government and individual liberty,” said Benton. “And unlike other candidates in this race, none of these contributions are for the general election, meaning they can all be put toward the nomination process.”

Watch Ron Paul’s “Conviction” TV ad below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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