One of Michele Bachmann's support groups launched an attack ad on Thursday, targeting Rick Perry's claims at fiscal conservatism.
The Super PAC, Keep Conservatives United, set an ad to hokey music playing up the perception of the Texas governor as a hillbilly who isn't what he says he is when it comes to money management. The ad slams him as a faux fiscal conservative who increased state spending and borrowing during his 11 years of service as governor.
Take a look at the spot below:
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The Perry campaign responded to the ad Thursday afternoon according to Business Insider, saying its claims were "patently and provably false" and attacking the Super PAC by calling it Bachmann's "front-group."
“Gov. Perry is a proven fiscal conservative, having cut taxes, signed six balanced budgets, and led Texas to become America’s top job-creating state,” Perry's communications director Ray Sullivan said in a statement. "Unlike Washington, the Texas budget is balanced, does not run deficits and limits spending, even as Texas added jobs and population in big numbers."
BI says the ad has already run on CNN, CNBC and Fox News in South Carolina, a very important state who's support both Perry and Bachmann will be gunning to win.
This is the first public attack on Perry since he joined the race a few weeks ago and also the first one from the Bachmann team. Bachmann now trails both Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in national polls.