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Perry TV ad compares Obama to Carter on foreign oil

Rick Perry hopes a pair of new television ads — one playing to an evangelical base, and the other comparing President Obama to former President Carter — can help elevate his campaign back into a volatile Republican race.

Perry's campaign released the ads Thursday in Iowa. The Texas governor hopes the financial advantage he built up early in the Republican campaign — before a series of debate gaffes stuck a pin in his inflating poll numbers — can help him to reassert himself into the GOP race.

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