Rick Perry’s new campaign ad saying he would end the “war on religion” takes his campaign and politics to a new low, religious leaders with a liberal-leaning group say.

Officials with the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa are “stunned at the uneducated, brazen nature of the new Perry ad,” said Connie Ryan Terrell, executive director of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa.

In the new 30-second Iowa commercial, Perry says: “As president, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion, and I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage.”

Perry, the governor of Texas, is struggling to regain traction in a presidential race now dominated by Newt Gingrich.

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