In Second TV Ad, Perry Says He’s ‘a Doer, Not a Talker’

Oct 30, 2011 10:06pm

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will release his second television ad in Iowa Monday, in which he says he’s “a doer, not talker.”

“If you’re looking for a slick politician or a guy with great teleprompter skills, we already have that. He’s destroying our economy. I’m a doer not a talker,” Perry says in the 30-second ad, wearing a blue button-down shirt with no tie.

“In Texas, we created 40 percent of the new jobs in the entire country since June of 2009 and we cut a record $15 billion from our state budget,” he says. “And they say we can’t do that in Washington. Well, they’re wrong. They need to go. I’m Rick Perry and I approve this message.”

The details of the ad were first reported by the New York Times. It comes on the heels of Perry’s first ad, released Wednesday, which also touted his record creating jobs in Texas.

Over the weekend, Perry tied Newt Gingrich at 7 percent for fifth place in an Iowa poll sponsored by the Des Moines Register. The poll was conducted from Oct. 23 to Oct. 26, the day Perry’s ad began airing in the Hawkeye State.

Herman Cain topped the poll with 23 percent, followed by Mitt Romney at 22 percent. Despite a late entrance in the race, Perry has spent more time in Iowa this year than the two leading candidates. Perry will make his seventh trip to Iowa this Tuesday.

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