Super PAC Keep The Promise 1 has just made it rain a seven-figure ad buy to promote the “rebel with a cause,” Senator Ted Cruz.
The super PAC is one of four similarly named groups being led by an all-star lineup of conservative political media professionals.
Overseeing the pack of super PACs is Kellyanne Conway, a Republican Pollster who was a senior strategist with Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign. Another operative, M.A. Taylor, leads the group’s creative and media strategy. He is known for making “Hillary: The Movie,” which eventually led to the Supreme Court case involving Citizens United.
The Keep the Promise groups are funded mainly by a hefty $11 million donation from New York Hedge fund manager, Robert Mercer.
Keep The Promise 1 began its media blitz Tuesday morning when it released two political ads: “Show Me” and “Education.”
With an opening statement like, “Every candidate is gonna’ say, I’m the most conservative guy who ever lived,” it sounds like Ted Cruz is trying to out-conservative the other candidates in the party.
With heavy odes to scriptures, children, and guns, this ad echoes Tea Party and Evangelical tropes, and Cruz urges those voters to ask other candidates to prove when they have publicly stood for these conservative values.
In the second video, Senator Cruz claims that education “is too important… to be governed by unelected bureaucrats in Washington.”
The ad goes on to favor state and local control of education, and repealing “every word of common core.”
The ad ends with a rallying cry as Senator Cruz urges millions of “courageous conservatives” to stand up and say, “We want our country back!”
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Ted Cruz is just recovering from a slump in the polls that almost barred him from claiming a seat in the first republican debates on Thursday. Luckily for Cruz, he brought himself up a couple points in recent days. Maybe thanks to his awesome (and totally weird) cooking skills?
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