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:30 ad run starting Dec. 29, 2011 on Iowa broadcast and cable.

[Music, SFX] Male Announcer: The fox guarding the henhouse is like asking a Congressman to fix Washington: bad idea.

Their years in Congress left us with debt, bailouts.

Congressmen get paid $174,000 a year.  We get the bill.

We need a solution.

Perry (clip from debate): That’s the reason I’ve called for a part-time Congress.  Cut their pay in half, cut their time in Washington in half, cut their staff in half, send them home.  Let them get a job like everybody else back home has.

Perry (voiceover): I’m Rick Perry, and I approve this message.

Notes: From the press release...

“Senator Santorum, Congressmen Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann have long backed congressional earmarks and pork.  Expecting them to overhaul Washington is asking a fox to guard the henhouse,” said Perry campaign spokesman Ray Sullivan. “Rick Perry never served in Washington and has strongest, most credible plan to overhaul Washington by creating a part-time Congress and cutting their pay, staff, and meeting time in half.”