COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Super PAC “Keep Conservatives United,” which supports Michele Bachmann, will air an ad attacking Texas Gov. Rick Perry in South Carolina from Sept. 7th to the 13th.
The ad accuses Perry of being hypocritical for decrying federal spending but borrowing money for the federal government as governor of Texas.
“He’s supposed to be the Tea Party guy?” a voice in the ad asks, before saying, “There is an honest conservative, and she’s not Rick Perry,” as a split screen of pictures of Bachmann and Perry appear.
The Perry camp slammed the ad, releasing a statement from RickPerry.org’s communications director that called the ad “patently and provably false.”
“Unlike Washington, the Texas budget is balanced, does not run deficits and limits spending, even as Texas added jobs and population in big numbers," the spokesperson said.
According to Keep Conservatives United founder Bob Harris, a political consultant from North Carolina, the ad will air on CNN, CNBC and Fox News in the Columbia media market. He said he would not reveal the size of the ad buy, but said this spot was his “first step” and that more ads would follow, not necessarily attacking Perry.
Harris said he decided to keep the ad off the air until next Wednesday because he believes people will be fully tuned in after the Labor Day weekend.