The super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R) presidential campaign crowdsourced the funds to air a 30-second ad featuring his older brother, former President George W. Bush, during Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Right To Rise USA crowdsourced $319,858 to run the ad. It would cost $300,000 to air a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl in the New Hampshire media market, according to the PAC’s fundraising pitch.
The ad also had been scheduled to air South Carolina beginning last week, according to Politico. The size of the ad buy in the Palmetto State was unclear.
In the ad, Bush 43 says of his brother: “The first job of the president is to protect America. The next president must be prepared to lead. I know Jeb. I know his good heart and his strong backbone.”
Real estate magnate Donald Trump insisted Bush spent “a fortune” on the ad.
Jeb Bush has zero communication skills so he spent a fortune of special interest money on a Super Bowl ad. He is a weak candidate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2016