Thompson’s new ad: “Always”

Jan 14, 2008 4:25pm

ABC News’ Christine Byun Reports: Fresh out of the recording studio and soon to hit the airwaves, Republican candidate Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., has a put together a new ad entitled "Always."

In the television spot, Thompson appears in front of an American flag and asks South Carolinians for their vote. He talks about his "conservative values" and says he is "100 percent pro-life" while touting his endorsement from an anti-abortion group.

"I’m a conservative. Always have been. Always will be," Thompson says in the ad. "I’ll fight against amnesty and benefits for illegals. I’ll work to keep your taxes low and keep a prosperous economy…and you can trust me to protect our security against Islamic radicals."

Thompson taped the ad yesterday in Virginia. The campaign says it will replace one of their other ads which is airing now.

According to a campaign spokesman, since last week’s debate performance, Thompson’s campaign has raised more than $420,000 online, which will help fund airtime for the advertisement and ground operations in South Carolina.

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