A new campaign ad by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on TV and radio highlights his efforts to provide Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles for U.S. troops.
The 60-second television and radio ads are part of another of Graham's six-figure statewide ad buys that have come weekly ahead of the GOP primary.
The MRAPS have borne the brunt of Iraq and Afghanistan enemy insurgents attacks by using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to target Coalition forces.
Traditional Humvees were not designed to withstand the blast of such roadside bombs.
The ad says Graham used his position on the Senate Armed Services Committee to help secure funding for some of the first MRAPs "and pushed them against the initial wishes of officials at the Department of Defense."
The ads feature Cpl. Nate Moore, USMC (Ret.) of Greenville, who was in an MRAP that was attacked in Afghanistan. "In 2010 in Afghanistan, I was in an MRAP that was hit by a 120-pound IED," Cpl. Moore says in the ads.
"If we would've been in a Humvee, we would have probably been killed. The difference in a properly protected MRAP and a Humvee is life and death. And we have those MRAPs because of Lindsey Graham."
To view the 60-second TV ad, Difference, click image at left.