Perry-Backers Launch Anti-Washington Ads

AUSTIN (October 14, 2013)—Americans for Economic Freedom, a nonprofit that’s aiming to help Gov. Rick Perry gear up for a second presidential run says it will launch a national advertising campaign blasting Washington and promoting GOP governors.

As the partial federal government shutdown continues and a debt ceiling crisis looms, Americans for Economic Freedom will air 10 days of 30-second spots on CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC as well as ads on nationally syndicated radio shows.

The campaign says while gridlock reigns in Washington, conservative governors around the country are balancing budgets, creating jobs and cutting taxes.

The story was first reported Monday by Politico.

Americans for Economic Freedom was founded using more than $200,000 left over from a political action committee that raised millions during Perry's failed 2012 presidential bid.

Perry announced its creation last month during a Missouri job-poaching tour.

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