Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White promises 1,000 more security officers on the Texas-Mexico border in his latest TV spot, appropriately titled "Border."
"Rick Perry's been governor for nine and a half years. You would think he'd be able to get some of the federal resources that he's said we needed all those years," says an emphatic White, in the spot.
Is focusing on the border a winning strategy? Perry's primary foe, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, spent television time on the topic in the winter, but you know how that story ends. To compare and contrast, Hutchison's January border-themed ad is still available online.