Perry Campaign Releases New Online Ad: "Rick Santorum -- Unelectable" Highlighting Santorum's Record of Supporting Wasteful Earmarks

AUSTIN - The Perry campaign today released a 60-second ad entitled "Rick Santorum - Unelectable." This ad will be immediately distributed to Iowa activists and caucus-goers through the Internet. To view the ad, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt6XCZz2X1Y.


"Rick Santorum, a 16-year member of Congress, says he's 'very proud' of the earmarks he supported," said Perry campaign spokesman Ray Sullivan. "Americans won't elect a Washington insider who will burden our children with even more debt to pay for pet projects like 'teapot museums' and 'sheep institutes.' Gov. Perry signed six balanced state budgets and is the only Texas governor to cut state spending since World War II. As President, Gov. Perry will restore fiscal responsibility by capping government spending, banning earmarks and balancing the budget by 2020."


"Rick Santorum - Unelectable" Script:


Text: Why are these pigs so happy? 


Text: Let's ask them ... 


Rick Santorum: "I'm not saying necessarily earmarks are bad. I have had a lot of earmarks. In fact, I'm very proud of all the earmarks I've put in bills."


Text: Fox News, 2/26/09


Text: Because Rick Santorum is a porker's best friend


Rick Santorum: "I'll defend earmarks."


Text: Santorum voted to spend millions on the Bridge to Nowhere ... to help 50 people


Text: Senate Roll Call Vote No. 262 (2005)


Rick Santorum: "I'll defend earmarks."


Text: Santorum also voted for a teapot museum in North Carolina


Text: Senate Roll Call Vote No. 264 (2005)


Rick Santorum: "I'll defend earmarks."


Text: $50 million for an indoor rainforest in Iowa


Text: Senate Roll Call Vote No. 3 (2004)


Rick Santorum: "I'll defend earmarks."


Text: $597,000 to Montana Sheep Institute


Text: Senate Roll Call Vote No. 241 (2005)


Rick Santorum: "I'll defend earmarks."


Text: Santorum supported raising the debt ceiling 8 times 


Text: Congressional Research Service, The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases, 9/9/11


Text: Allowing the debt to increase $4.8 trillion 


Text: Congressional Research Service, The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases, 9/9/11


Rick Santorum: "I'll defend earmarks."


Text: $5.18 million to build an intermodal center at the Philadelphia Zoo


Text: Senate Roll Call Vote No. 220 (2005)


Rick Santorum: "I'm not saying necessarily earmarks are bad."


Text: Wasting taxpayer dollars


Rick Santorum: "I have had a lot of earmarks."


Text: Senator with no executive experience


Rick Santorum: "In fact, I'm very proud of all the earmarks I've put in bills."


Text: Too close for comfort


Text: Rick Santorum: Big Spender


Text: Rick Santorum: Unelectable