Republican Presidential hopeful Ron Paul's first TV ad began running in Iowa and New Hampshire on Friday. The TV spot entitled "Conviction" is done in the style of a movie trailer. In the 60-second commercial, Paul hits home on all the economic points he's long discussed: excessive debt, government spending and a weak dollar.
The ad was presumably funded by the $4.5 million his campaign raised in the second quarter. Among GOP contenders, Paul's fund-raising effort only trailed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who raised more than $18 million in the same period.
"The campaign is doing exceptionally well," Rep. Paul (R-TX) tells the Daily Ticker's Daniel Gross in the accompanying clip. "If you compare the number of supporters and the ability to raise money -- it's so much better now than it was four years ago."
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