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In Third TV Ad, Perry Stresses Farmer Roots, Military Background

Toni Sandys/The Washington Post(WASHINGTON) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has ramped up his television advertising with a third ad that will air in Iowa starting Wednesday.  

The new ad, called “Values,” plays to Perry’s West Texas roots and his family’s career as farmers, and touts his military background.

“As the son of tenant farmers from the West Texas town of Paint Creek, I learned the values of hard work, faith and family,” Perry reads in the TV spot.

The television ad features a photo of Perry sitting on a jet when he served in the Air Force along with old video of him with his father, Ray, and Perry playing the piano with his son, daughter and wife.

“I took those values with me when I served our country as a pilot in the Air Force,” Perry says.

“I returned home to farm and ranch with my father and married my high school sweetheart. The values I learned served me well as governor of Texas, and will continue to guide me as president.”

The third ad is a deviation from Perry’s first two TV spots, which focused on his economic record in Texas. Perry began running television ads in Iowa two weeks ago and aired ads in New Hampshire one week ago.

The campaign is also running radio ads in both states.

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Perry Campaign Raised $17 Million Last Quarter -- Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign will report taking in $17 million for the fundraising quarter in just 49 days, ABC News has confirmed.

The Perry campaign has $15 million cash on hand, it revealed to the Drudge Report, which noted Perry raised $347,000 a day from 20,000 unique donors in all 50 states including DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Some 51 percent of the cash came from outside his home state of Texas.

When Perry entered the race over seven weeks ago, he was six weeks behind his competitors in fundraising.

The Perry camp reportedly set an initial fundraising goal of $10 million in the opening weeks of the campaign.

There have been reports that the Mitt Romney campaign raised between $13 million and $15 million. Rep. Ron Paul took in more than $5 million last quarter.

Romney raised $18.25 million in his first quarter campaigning.

Perry has fallen in the polls the last week after a shaky debate performance and a loss to Herman Cain in a Florida straw poll.

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Colbert Releases Ad for Rick Parry, Not Rick Perry

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Stephen Colbert’s PAC is out with an ad urging Iowans to head to the Ames Straw Poll Saturday to write in Rick Parry, not Rick Perry.

“A storm is gathering over Iowa, a money storm,” the ad says.  “Out of state groups like Grow PAC and Jobs for Iowa PAC are flooding the Iowa airwaves, telling you to vote Rick Perry at the Ames Straw Poll.  They think they can buy your vote with their unlimited superPAC money but Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow asks -- what about our unlimited superPAC money?”

“We want you to vote for Rick Perry too, but not their Rick Perry.  Our Rick Parry. On Aug. 13, write in Rick Parry -- that's Parry with an A for America, with an A for Iowa.”

The advertisement ends saying it was “Paid for by Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.”

Colbert promised Monday night that his PAC will air advertisements supporting Perry during Iowa’s evening newscasts Wednesday night.

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