Santorum SuperPAC Releases New Web Video Featuring Gary Bauer

Jan 19, 2012 11:14am

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Rick Santorum’s SuperPAC has come out with a new web video today featuring  Christian conservative leader Gary Bauer, ABC News has learned.

The spot,  called “True Conservative,” will be released today to the Red, White, and Blue Fund’s lists of social conservatives and anti-abortion rights activists.

In the video, Bauer looks directly at the camera and says, “Today we are facing an epic battle for the direction of our great nation.

“This Saturday in South Carolina we have the opportunity to make a principled stand and send the message we are united in bringing America back together, and we can do that by voting for Rick Santorum,” Bauer says.

The conservative activist says he’s known Santorum for decades, and focuses on the former Pennsylvania senator’s family life and work on anti-abortion rights issues.

Over images of his wife and family, Bauer says Santorum has been married to his wife, Karen, for 21 years.

The video ends by saying that voting for Santorum will stop the “reckless Obama agenda” and the “liberal elites who seek to undermine the nation’s freedoms and moral fabrics.”

Bauer, who worked for Ronald Reagan, endorsed Santorum earlier this month in Greenville and lauded the candidate, saying he’d given up “on the idea that I would ever find another Ronald Reagan.”

“Then over the last year or so, I’ve known Sen. Santorum for a while, and I’ve liked him. I’ve watched him in the debates. I’ve watched him take a stand on things that other people wouldn’t take a stand on, but over the last year, I’ve watched him as he’s gone out among the American people to talk about how to make this country a shining city upon a hill again,” Bauer said. “And suddenly I listened to him and I realized that the next Ronald Reagan was standing in front of me this whole time and I just hadn’t been paying much attention.”

Bauer  shot the video only Wednesday, according to the SuperPAC, and it estimates that the list combined with the online buy will deliver it to a total of “just over 1.5 million individuals” in South Carolina.

Click here to watch the video ad.

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