EXCLUSIVE: Republican presidential nominee Vivek Ramaswamy is fulfilling his promise to make a “major personal investment” in his campaign for the White House.
The multi-millionaire tech and healthcare entrepreneur, best-selling author, political commentator and crusader of culture wars is launching ads starting Thursday in Iowa and New Hampshire, the two states kicking off the GOP presidential nomination calendar.
The ads, which were shared first with Fox News, are the first phase of what Ramswamy’s campaign says is a seven-figure media blitz involving TV and digital ads and email.
“We are in the middle of a national identity crisis today. Our nation is hungry for purpose, for purpose, for meaning,” Ramaswamy says on the spot.
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He also states that “the awake left are preying on that vacuum,” as photos of President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer appear on the screen.
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Looking straight into the camera, Ramaswamy goes on to say, “I have a dream that we can be one people again, bound by a common set of ideals as Americans. This is not just a political campaign, it’s about the unashamed pursuit of excellence in our country. And that is what we need to revive to save this great nation.”
Vivek Ramaswamy leaves after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2023, Friday, March 3, 2023, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ((AP Photo/Alex Brandon))
Ramaswamy, author of “Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam,” declared his candidacy for president in a live interview on the Fox News Channel two weeks ago. He spent the next two days campaigning on the ground in New Hampshire and then Iowa.
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The 37-year-old candidate — whose net worth is about half a billion dollars — told Fox News Digital that he “(expects) to make a meaningful investment” when asked how much he will invest in his presidential bid.
“I am in a privileged position. I am not going to apologize for my success, and I hope to use that to promote a positive position for the country,” he added.
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One of the things Ramaswamy wants to achieve if his long-running campaign for the White House is successful is to implement bureaucratic reform; end affirmative action; dismantle what he calls “this climate religion”; using the military “to actually protect our border, actually using it to solve the fentanyl crisis by treating the cartels south of the border like the terrorists they are;” close the Ministry of Education; and implement eight-year severance clauses for bureaucrats currently under civil service protection.
Paul Steinhauser is a political reporter from New Hampshire.