Santorum-linked group releases anti-gay video in Iowa's special election

Team Iowa PAC, a political action committee connected to presidential candidate Rick Santorum has released a web video in the special election in Iowa's Senate District 18. The ad warns that gay marriage will remain legal, Planned Parenthood will remain funded, and jobs will be killed if voters pick the Democrat in the race.

The ad is produced by the Concordia Group (which has connections to the American Future Fund) and paid for by the Team Iowa PAC, both of which have ties to the Santorum campaign.

Here's the ad:

The ad is in support of Republican Cindy Golding who is running in the special election for Senate District 18. Gov. Terry Branstad appointed Democrat Swati Dandekar to a state commission which opened up an opportunity for Republicans to close the one-vote majority the Democrats have in the Senate.

Democrat Liz Mathis is also running for the seat.

Same-sex marriage has become a focus of the election by outside groups. Already the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Leader have launched mailers in support of Golding.

The election will be held on Nov. 8.