Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) in ads rolling out Tuesday urges Spanish-speaking audiences to elect Republican candidates in Colorado, Arizona and California, states with large numbers of Latino voters.
The nearly seven-figure ad campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, uses the potential 2016 presidential candidate, who is fluent in Spanish, to appeal to Latino voters wth pro-business themes.
"Cory supports the hardworking and entrepreneurial spirit of the Latin community," Bush says in the 30-second TV spot airing in Denver and Colorado Springs and online statewide.
The Chamber previously tapped Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioAt CPAC, Trump lashes out at media Conquering Trump returns to conservative summit Rubio brushes off demonstrator asking about town halls MORE (R-Fla.) for an ad supporting Gardner.
In California, Bush backs the reelection of Rep. David Valadao (R), the son of immigrants, over challenger and former Capitol Hill staffer Amanda Renteria (D). In the ad Bush says Valadao is "willing to work across the aisle to do what’s right to keep families together, grow our economy and create good-paying jobs."
Former Air Force pilot Martha McSally (R) gets a lift in another 30-second spot, with Bush describing her as "courageous" and able to "set Congress straight." McSally is battling Rep. Ron BarberRon BarberGiffords to lawmakers avoiding town halls: 'Have some courage' Ten House seats Dems hope Trump will tilt House conducts moment of silence for Tucson shooting anniversary MORE (D) in a House race considered a tossup.