Paul ad goes after Perry, Cain, Romney on TARP

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) on Friday will unleash another large television buy in the early-contest states.

This one criticizes Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Herman Cain for supporting the Troubled Asset Relief Program that bailed out Wall Street.

The new ad, "Consistent," shows the three GOP front-runners saying they supported TARP then plays clips of Paul arguing against government intrusion going back to 1988.

"I've been talking about these problems for a long, long time, about how we're bankrupt and we're going to have to decide which way we're going to go," Paul says in the ad's close.

TARP is anathema to many Tea Party supporters and fiscal conservatives, and Paul is hoping he can gain traction on the issue.

The ad buy is the sixth major one of Paul's campaign – he has been on the air more than any other candidate in many of the early-voting states at this point. Paul, always an impressive fundraiser, raised a very strong $8 million in the last fundraising quarter, trailing only Romney and Perry. His campaign has shown it won't be shy about using that money to get on the air early.

Watch the ad here: