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Rand Paul’s first Ad

February 5, 2010

It’s always exciting when we get started talking about Ads. Trey Grayson doesn’t even have yard signs yet and Rand Paul has his first TV ad. The ad is about the Military. What do you think?

Watch the ad here.

Here’s a clip about the ad from the Louisville Courier Journal:

David Adams, Paul’s campaign manager, said the ad is running on the Fox News Channel on cable television systems throughout the state.

Adams said the campaign decided to go with an ad about an issue first, rather than a biographical ad as campaigns often do, because it believed Paul has gotten enough “free media” from television and newspaper stories that it didn’t need to introduce him to voters.

“We just figured we could kind of do it backward and talk about issues right off the bat,” he said.

Adams said the campaign spent $50,000 on the ads and they should air for three weeks.

The advertisement says that Paul would stop travel visas to the United States from “terrorist nations” and would keep people being held on terror charges off U.S. soil.

By focusing on national security, Paul is turning his attention to one issue where he has been attacked by the campaign of Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, another leading candidate running in the Republican primary.

Grayson campaign manager Nate Hodson said Paul is trying to “trick” Republicans into believing he is a conservative on national security issues

“Trey Grayson is the only candidate in this race who has consistently promised to fight to keep Guantanamo (Bay detention facility) open to detain, interrogate and try terrorists in military tribunals outside our borders,” he said.

The Grayson campaign has pointed out that Paul has said that he favors returning prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to their home countries or, to the battlefield in Afghanistan.


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