by Katrina Trinko

Rick Perry is spending $1 million airtime for his TV ads for the three weeks before the Iowa caucuses, reports Politico. The campaign released another ad today, called ‘Strong’:

Text of the ad, as provided by the campaign:


I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian, but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. As President, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion. And I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage. Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again. I’m Rick Perry and I approve this message. 

It will be interesting to see if the ad gets Perry any traction with evangelicals in Iowa. Perry’s been outspoken about his faith in the past — including his August day of prayer in Houston — but it hasn’t seemed to have translated into any especially high levels of support from evangelicals so far.

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