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Marco Rubio goes all in for evangelical voters in Iowa with new ad

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The Marco Rubio for President campaign has released a new television ad that will begin airing in Iowa this weekend.

The ad, called, “Faith,” shows the Florida Senator explicitly refer to how his Christianity affects his daily life.

“Our goal is eternity, the ability to live alongside our Creator for all time,” he begins in the ad. “To accept the free gift of salvation offered to us by Jesus Christ. The struggle on a daily basis as a Christian is to remind ourselves of this. The purpose of our life is to cooperate with God’s plan.”

“Iowa’s evangelical voters should see this ad positively,” writes David Brody with the Christian Broadcasting Network. “By talking straight into the camera and invoking the name of Jesus Christ, Rubio comes across as authentic and the ad doesn’t look schmaltzy at all.”

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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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