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August 09, 2011

Paul Ryan To Run Ads In... Iowa

He's soliciting donations to run ads defending his Path to Prosperity.

In an email through his political organization, the Prosperity Project, Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, also asked the GOP presidential field to support the budget. Ryan is pushing back against a campaign led this week in Iowa by the Democratic National Committee to frame GOP presidential candidates as extremists.

The DNC is attacking all of the candidates for their support of my Path to Prosperity budget, Ryan wrote in the email. We have to fight back. With your support, Im planning on launching a counter-attack to educate Iowa voters about the Path to Prosperity and how its the only plan currently on the table that saves Medicare.

This doesn't signal any interest in a run, just his interest in seeing his plan be adopted as United States policy.

Meanwhile, Perry is scheduled to appear at the RedState gathering in Charleston, SC, this Saturday, and make his intentions for the future known. Which is meant to mean he won't be announcing -- he'll just be making it clear that he will announce at some point.

This is intended (it looks like) to make Perry a second headline of the day after Michele Bachmann wins in the straw poll, which annoys some Iowa Republicans:

Perry is basically going to attempt inject himself in to the national news story, but his speech and entrance into the race will not match the excitement of Ames.

The RedState gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, takes place from Friday through Sunday. Perry could have arranged his schedule to announce either before or after the Straw Poll. Iowans wont forget this.

Eh, kind of parochial. It's annoying that these early-primary state voters get so jealously protective of their Big Time In The Spotlight.

Of course that's exactly what Perry intended, so it can't be said they're imagining things.


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