Sam Stein at the Huffington Post reports that Perry's top pollster Tony Fabrizio was against airing the TV spot, calling it "nuts" in an email to GOP operative Nelson Warfield, who was behind the ad.
The commercial, which criticizes gays in the military, reportedly raised serious objections among several Perry campaign aides, some of whom have ties to pro-gay rights conservative groups. Fabrizio himself has done polling for the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay conservative group. Those concerns were ultimately overruled by Warfield and other campaign strategists
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