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December 15th, 2011
 

New Caucus TV Ad: Santorum – The Conservative You Can Trust

Rick Santorum is about to get a little help from his friends, or at least a friendly Super PAC called the Red, White, and Blue Fund (RWB Fund).  Starting today, the RWB Fund will being running ads that encourage Iowa caucus goers to support Santorum for President.

According to the group’s website, it is spending $200,000 to air the ad statewide for the next week.  The 30-second ad was produced by SRPC Media, a well-respected media firm that has done work for John McCain and Bob Dole’s presidential campaigns.  SRPC also produced ads for Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in addition to a number of other high profile races.

It’s noteworthy that Santorum has a TV presence before Bachmann does.  The two are slugging it out to earn the support of social conservatives in the state.  The Santorum campaign has struggled to convince voters that he is capable of winning in Iowa even though the campaign has a passionate following of social conservatives.  A TV presence should help Santorum solidify his support, while also helping convince those that already lean his way to get on board.

With Iowans’ TV sets beginning to fill up with negative ads, the positive Santorum ad may be able to cut through the chatter to help Santorum provide a spark for his campaign.

Below is the ad:

 

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About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and TheIowaRepublican.com as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, TheIowaRepublcian.com. Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.




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