Let the air wars begin.
Right to Rise superPAC, which has raised more than $100 million, is going up with $24 million in television ads in the three key early presidential nominating states.
Kaplan said the Florida poll mirrors other done in the early voting states of New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina. The ads could shift the dynamics in a race where Bush has been sliding as Trump has grown in strength.
It’s a record that Bush has been eagerly trying to contrast with what he describes as the questionable history of his biggest rival.
One of the ads is below and it focuses on Bush’s record as governor of Florida.
Since the last debate, Bush has made a concerted effort to distinguish himself from Trump – and that’s by design.
It claims “America’s brightest days are ahead” should voters choose Bush’s “positive, conservative leadership” instead of Trump. The ads will remain on the air through the end of the year.
Right To Rise has not yet commented on the revelations.
Bush and Rubio are thought to be top contenders for the GOP nomination, but are polling in single digits nationally behind billionaire businessman Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. The latest survey, released by CBS News and the New York Times this morning, shows Bush in third place with only 6% support among Republican voters.
The video comes a couple of weeks after Trump, who’s rocketed to fame in part because of his inflammatory rhetoric about illegal immigrants, said that Bush should “set an example by speaking English while in the United States“.
Despite coming in fourth, Rubio is the best-liked Republican candidate in Florida.