Newt Gingrich to Air First TV Ad in Iowa

Newt Gingrich will hit the airwaves for the first time Monday with a minute-long television ad airing statewide in Iowa.

“Some people say the America we know and love is a thing of the past. I don’t believe that because working together I know we can rebuild America,” Gingrich says in the ad, over video of a landscape and the American flag hanging from a front porch, blowing in the wind.

The ad, called “Is the America We Love a Thing of the Past? Newt Says No,” features video of Gingrich speaking directly into the camera mixed with a variety of footage including Statue of Liberty, soldiers marching in line, workers in a manufacturing plant, a hand passing through a field of wheat, and a cowboy lassoing a herd of bulls while the former speaker of the House lists ways to revitalize the country.

“We can revive our economy and create jobs, shrink government and the regulations that strangle our businesses, throw out the tax code and replace it with one that is simple and fair,” the ad says. “We can regain the world’s respect by standing strong again, being true to our faith and respecting one another. We can return power to the people and the states we live in so we’ll all have more freedom, opportunity and control of our lives. Yes, working together we can and will rebuild the America we love.”

The campaign is spending $250,000 on its first ad buy that will air across the state on cable and broadcast.

Gingrich joins Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul in advertising in the Hawkeye State.

The ad was produced by Lionel and Kathy Sosa.  Lionel Sosa is a media strategist consulting the campaign.

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