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Coming Soon: Perry Attack Ad Against 'Washington Insider'

A source close to the Rick Perry campaign says the Republican presidential candidate will begin airing a new television ad nationwide on FOX and in Iowa, possibly Monday, that suggests  "replacing one Washington insider with another isn't going to change anything.''

A shot at Mitt Romney? At Newt Gingrich? All of the above? Even the political outsider-y Herman Cain worked as a Washington lobbyist as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.

Perry has got a lot of problems but proving his credibility as a Washington outsider isn't one of them. The "Fed Up'' author has been running against Washington for years. His whole that's-not-how-we-do-things-in-Texas schtick may be the best thing he has going for him.

On the other hand, the polls have yet to show that Perry is getting much of a boost from his television blitz so far.

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