[T]he Dean campaign began running [an ad] in Texas this week, taking direct aim at the president on his home turf.
Mr Dean has spent about $800,000 on the commercials so far. They are simple in format - just Mr Dean speaking into the camera for 30 seconds.
"Has anyone really stood up against George Bush and his policies?" he asks in the Texas commercial, which ran in the Austin television market. "Don't you think it's time somebody did?"
Aides to Mr Bush, who is at his Texas ranch this month, noted dismissively that the Crawford ranch "gets stations from Waco, not Austin".
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