WASHINGTON – Even as all eyes are on tomorrow’s Republican presidential primary in South Carolina, Texas Rep. Ron Paul has set his sights on Minnesota, where his campaign plans a “substantial” TV ad purchase ahead of the state’s caucuses on Feb. 7. Paul’s campaign is also buying ads in Nevada which holds its caucus on Feb. 4.
The heavy metal-themed ad entitled, “Big Dog,” asks, “What’s up with these sorry politicians? Lots of bark but when it’s showtime, whimpering like little shih tzus.”
Unlike his GOP rivals, Paul’s campaign strategy is to accumulate delegates loyal to him at this summer’s Republican convention by performing well in caucuses. Paul has an army of devoted supporters who he’s hoping will turn out and support his insurgent candidacy.
In contrast, other candidates such as Mitt Romney are hoping to secure the nomination by winning big in primaries, which often feature winner-take-all delegates.
“Running ads in the key early voting states of Nevada and Minnesota is part of our delegate strategy to secure the Republican nomination. Both states present opportunities for a strong top-three showing in their upcoming caucuses,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.