Paul prepares to drop anti-Hillary ad in early primary states as Clinton announces presidential bid

04/12/2015 05:24 PM

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is wasting no time jumping on the airwaves in four critical states, running a minute-long ad against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Clinton announced her run for president on Sunday in a two-minute video.

In Paul’s ad, slated to start running Monday, a dystopian projection of the former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady appears in the first 30 seconds of the ad as an announcer ties Clinton’s second run to “a road to yesterday.”

“Hillary Clinton represents the worst of the Washington machine,” a female announcer says in the ad. “The arrogance of power, corruption and cover up — conflicts of interest and failed leadership with tragic consequences. The Washington machine is destroying the American Dream.”

The 60-second ad is slated to start running on cable in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada starting Monday, Paul’s campaign staff said in a news release.

In the second half of the ad, the Bowling Green Republican is seen on stage during his first week of a multi-state presidential campaign rollout, as the announcer says Paul’s plan to “defeat the Washington machine” includes a balanced budget provision, read the bills act and term limits for Congress.

The Republican National Committee also responded to Clinton’s not-so-secret presidential announcement Sunday.

“Americans need a president they can trust and voters do not trust Hillary Clinton. Over decades as a Washington insider, Clinton has left a trail of secrecy, scandal, and failed policies that can’t be erased from voters’ minds,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.

“The Clintons believe they can play by a different set of rules and think they’re above transparency, accountability, and ethics. Our next president must represent a higher standard, and that is not Hillary Clinton.”


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