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Rubio super-PAC ad hits ‘desperate’ Jeb

A super-PAC backing Marco Rubio is hitting back at Jeb Bush, calling him “desperate” for his attacks on the Florida lawmaker’s Senate attendance.

“Desperate candidates say desperate things, and Jeb Bush is desperate,” the narrator says in the new TV ad titled “Security,” which launched Thursday from Conservative Solutions PAC. The ad will air statewide in Iowa.

{mosads}It comes after an ad from Right to Rise, a super-PAC supporting Bush, on Tuesday, knocked Rubio for missing a top-secret briefing days after the Paris terrorist attack to fundraise.

Rubio campaign’s has called the charge unfounded, noting that he attended a select committee hearing regarding the attack days before the briefing.

Bush and other GOP rivals including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have chided the Florida senator for missing votes and Senate hearings.

The pro-Rubio spot also invokes Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), displaying a clip from a local TV station with a headline saying that the state’s popular senator is defending Rubio.

“His attacks on Marco Rubio have been dismissed and debunked by our own Sen. Grassley,” the ad says. “The fact- Rubio has attended more classified national security briefings this year than any other candidate.”

The ad closes by describing Rubio as “the conservative most feared by Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.”

Rubio sits in third place in both national and Iowa polls behind GOP rivals Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). But Bush lags even farther behind in the single digits.

The Iowa caucuses will be held on Feb. 1.

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