Paul’s Big Ad Buy in New Hampshire

By Jennifer Parker

Oct 26, 2007 1:39pm

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf Reports: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., the small government, anti-war Republican is running his campaign like he’d run the country — with an eye toward fiscal responsibility.

So while he has raised a ton of money (over $8 million since he announced his candidacy and he aims to raise $12 million more by the end of the year), Paul is now getting around to spending it. To date he has spent less than $3 million, so he’s got a lot of money on hand.

On Monday, Paul’s campaign will announce their biggest outlay to date — a $1.1 million ad buy in New Hampshire — the campaign must be hoping that Paul’s libertarian message will find some friendly ears in the Live Free or Die state.

Watch the ad HERE.

The ad is not to be officially released until Monday, when it will start airing and be posted on Paul’s website, but spokesman Jesse Benton described it as a testimonial where New Hampshirites talk about Paul.

"They talk about how he makes sense, how he opposes the war and understands healthcare problems in this country. It is all about Dr. Paul and its very positive," Benton said.

Future ads will feature Paul himself talking. Benton said the campaign has budgeted to keep Paul on the air through the New Hampshire primary, a moving target still, but no later than January 8th.

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