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Ron Paul still buying ad time in Rhode Island

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The Texas congressman announced Wednesday that his campaign would go up with a television ad in Rhode Island ahead of the state's April 24 primary.

That's the second commercial purchased by the Paul campaign since Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race, allowing Romney to cement his status as likely nominee. Last week, Paul's campaign announced the release of a new ad in his home state of Texas.

Unlike the Texas ad — which played off the state's independent streak by declaring Paul "big, bold, Texan" — the Rhode Island ad will feature the congressman's previously aired commercial titled "The Plan."

The ad says that the lawmaker was correct in predicting the 2008 financial crisis, and outlines Paul's plan to save $1 trillion in the federal budget by eliminating at least five federal bureaucracies.

“By running our acclaimed spot ‘The Plan,’ we aim to amplify Ron Paul’s already-strong appeal among Rhode Island Republican primary voters. Taken together, tonight’s University of Rhode Island town hall meeting and this ad will make more widely known his consistent, 30-year track record of promoting constitutionally-limited government and the restoration of our economic and civil liberties,” said Paul spokesman Jesse Benton.

The campaign says Paul's spot will run on both broadcast and cable television ahead of the state's primary.