ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf Reports: Republican Congressman Ron Paul has fashioned his presidential campaign around the fiscally responsible, small government, libertarian principles he espouses. As a result, he doesn’t spend campaign coin until after he has raised it. He raised just over $5 million last quarter.
In his first major outlay this quarter, Paul will spend $430,000 this weekend with a radio ad buy in the early primary states. While it is his stance against the Iraq war that has gained him the most attention in the media (and sets him apart from the rest of the Republican field), the radio ad the Paul campaign is airing makes no mention of Iraq or even foreign policy.
A narrator asks, "Who is Ron Paul, Republican candidate for President?" It goes on to describe his career as an OB-GYN, his military service as a flight surgeon, an his strong anti-tax record.
The ad will start airing this weekend in Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Text of the ad:
Narrator: Who is Ron Paul, Republican candidate for president. Ron Paul served his country as a flight surgeon after the Cuban missile crisis. As a young doctor, Ron Paul worked nights in the emergency room of an inner city hospital, talking care of everyone, whether they could pay or not.
As an OB-GYN Ron Paul delivered over 4,000 babies.
As a doctor, Ron Paul knows our healthcare system needs real change, where patients and doctors are in charge, not big corporations or government bureaucrats. As a Congressman for almost two decades, Ron Paul knows our Constitution is there to protect our freedom and limit government in our lives.
He has never voted for a tax increase or an unbalanced budget. His record clearly shows he will cut taxes and stop runaway spending. People who know him call him the taxpayer’s best friend.
To learn more about this remarkable man, go to RonPaul2008.com. That’s RonPaul2008.com.
Paul: I’m Ron Paul and I approved this message.