Perry Ad Promises 2.5 Million Jobs

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Rick Perry promises to create at least 2.5 million new jobs in his campaign's first television advertisement as he seeks to refocus his struggling GOP presidential bid on his economic successes as Texas governor.

Perry is using the 30-second spot beginning Wednesday in Iowa to reintroduce himself as a serious threat to national GOP poll leader
Mitt Romney, who is making the economy the centerpiece of his second bid for the GOP nomination.

Perry notes Texas' robust job growth during his 10 years as governor, promises to open domestic energy production and eliminate regulations that he argues have hurt the energy sector under President Barack Obama.

Perry reinforced his national campaign with seasoned presidential campaign aides this week and outlined an economic plan that includes a flat income tax.

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