From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk
The Bush-Industrial Complex has finally decided to spend some of its hundred-something millions to kick-start the Frère Apparent’s presidential campaign.
Jeb Bush super PAC drops $24 million on ads
Let the air wars begin.
Right to Rise, the super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, is laying down $24 million for an ad buy that begins Tuesday in Iowa and New Hampshire, according to a source familiar with buy.
The major purchase comes as the political arm of the outside group Club for Growth announced ads taking on Donald Trump’s record on fiscal issues. The ads could shift the dynamics in a race where Bush has been sliding as Trump has grown in strength.
“We’re moving beyond the earned media phase into more of an air wave where Bush’s money advantage can now begin to make a difference in the early state contests,” said Republican Strategist Kevin Madden.
Earned media? More like burned media. So far in the presidential campaign, Bush has been buffeted from pillar to Post.
But the ad from Right to Rise is supposed to right all that.
Seriously? With this as the first image of Bush?
Can’t wait for @realDonaldTrump to jump all over that.
Actually, can’t believe he hasn’t already (as of 1:30 Wednesday morning).
C’mon, Hair Apparent – step up your game, eh?