Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong This week: Congress gets ball rolling on tax reform Week ahead: Senators work toward deal to fix ObamaCare markets MORE on Thursday released a new ad in South Carolina vowing not to cut "Washington deals."

"Washington deals — it's why we have a $19 trillion debt," Cruz says at the beginning of the 60-second ad titled "Stop."

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The spot shows a picture of rivals Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Tillerson, Trump deny report of rift | Tillerson says he never considered resigning | Trump expresses 'total confidence' in secretary | Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers MORE with Democrats, implying Cruz is the only candidate not willing to compromise.

"Some candidates have promised to cut more deals with the Democrats. Others already have," he continues. "I won't."

Cruz adds that Washington deals are bankrupting "our kids and grandkids" and talks about his own record of standing up to the Washington lobbyists, including taking on the ethanol mandate in Iowa.

"They said it was political suicide. My opponents attacked me, promising more cronyism and more corporate welfare. I didn't back down," he says. "And we won."

Cruz backed a plan to phase out the federal ethanol mandate, which requires fuel refiners to blend a certain amount of ethanol into their gasoline supply. His stance on the ethanol mandate resulted in Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad calling on voters to reject Cruz in the Iowa caucuses — which Cruz later won.

As president, Cruz says he plans to "say no to amnesty, repeal Obamacare, abolish the IRS and defend the constitution."

"When Washington dealmakers push, I won't flinch," he concludes. "I will stand firm with the American people, whether Washington likes it or not."

The ad then flashes to a soundbite of conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh comparing Cruz to former president Ronald Reagan.

"There is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz," he says. "This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan."