Exclusive — New Super PAC Ad for Rick Perry Touts His Pro-Life, Gun Rights Record


The Super PAC supporting former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination has released a new television ad, titled “Values,” and Breitbart News has an exclusive first look.

The 30-second spot begins mentioning how Rick Perry “learned life’s important values” growing up in the small town of Paint Creek, Texas, and “as Governor, he put those values to work,” supporting pro-life and Second Amendment causes.

As Governor of Texas in 2013, Perry signed into law a ban on abortions after 20 weeks. He backed the bill after former State Sen. Wendy Davis filibustered it by calling the legislature back for a special session to pass the bill. During a previous session, he signed a bill requiring parental consent for abortions.

Regarding gun rights, Perry is well-known as a Second Amendment advocate, and has an A+ rating with the National Rifle Association. The ad touts his support for a “castle law,” protecting the right to defend yourself at your home.

“You can talk about your values, or you can live them,” says the ad’s narrator, as the video shows scenes from Perry’s campaign launch in Addison last month.

“As Governor Perry says, this is a show me don’t tell me election,” said Jordan Russell, spokesman for Opportunity and Freedom PAC. “Governor Perry has the best pro-life record of any governor in Texas history and is an unwavering defender of the people’s right to keep and bear arms. His strong record on these issues is an important part of what makes Rick Perry the right choice for for president, and we want to make sure the people of Iowa know about it.”

Russell told Breitbart News that this was a “significant buy,” to be run on broadcast for major media markets and statewide cable.

This is the fourth ad that Opportunity and Freedom PAC will run in Iowa. The PAC has not yet released their fundraising numbers for the second quarter, but sources close to the PAC told Breitbart News they will release their numbers next week and are confident they will have the resources to help Perry be competitive in this race.

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