Bush super-PAC plans $1.7M ad push for SC: report
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A super-PAC supporting Jeb Bush’s Republican presidential campaign plans on investing another $1.7 million advertising him in South Carolina, a new report says.

Right to Rise USA is opening its coffers before the state’s GOP primary Feb. 20, according to The Washington Post.


The group’s spending will last the next 10 days, increasing its total expenditures in the Palmetto State to more than $10 million. It is primarily paying for digital, radio and television advertising with its latest buy.

Right to Rise USA is also holding off on similar purchases in seven other states with voting contests in March. The super-PAC previously said it expected to spend in Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Oklahoma.

Those purchases are now postponed until March 1, ensuring the group can initially focus on South Carolina instead.

Right to Rise USA currently has two ads touting Bush in South Carolina.

Its latest radio spot, released Wednesday, features former President George W. Bush praising his brother’s “resolve, steadiness and calmness” during his tenure as Florida’s governor.

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The former Florida governor is in fourth place in South Carolina, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls, but within a few percentage points of third-place Rubio.