ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Red White and Blue Fund, a FEC registered super PAC, announced they are going on the air in Missouri with a television spot called “Trust” that highlights Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s record versus President Barack Obama’s agenda and positions Santorum as the candidate who can stop the Obama agenda.
“We are realistic about the challenge ahead,” said Stuart Roy, a RWB Fund advisor. “And in order to defeat the Obama agenda you have to defeat Obama in the fall. To defeat Obama in November means you have to have principles, a proven record and be a consistent conservative. The only candidate who fits that bill is Rick Santorum.”
“Missouri is important because it is a state where Rick Santorum already holds a strong lead and where the ballot matchup is essentially Santorum versus Romney for the first time,” Roy said.
Santorum was recently in Missouri with overflow crowds at his events. Additionally, a new poll put out just yesterday by Public Policy Polling shows Santorum beating Romney in a head-to-head race in Missouri by double digits. The polling firm said their data supported the idea that, “…the candidate with the greatest potential to challenge Romney, in the Midwest at least, is Rick Santorum.”
The current buy in the Missouri market is the first in a series of announcements the Fund is making as they look at the entire primary calendar and expect to place additional buys in February 7 and Super Tuesday states.