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NBC News: Jeb Bush, Super PAC Have Spent Nearly $33 Million in Ads

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Wednesday, 09 Dec 2015 09:21 AM

Jeb Bush's campaign and Super PAC have spent nearly $33 million to buy TV and radio advertisements this election cycle — nearly matching the total put out by by the rest of the crowded GOP presidential primary field, NBC News reports.

Citing ad-buying data from SMG Delta, Right to Rise, the Super PAC backing Bush, has gone through $31.7 million, and his campaign another $800,000 — compared with the combined $36 million-plus in TV and radio ads put out by the rest of the crowded field.

The spending totals for the rest are:
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio: $13.1 million
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich: $8.4 million
  • New Jersey Gov. \Chris Christie: $7.0 million
  • South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham: $2.7 million
  • Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson: $2.4 million
  • Former business executive Carly Fiorina: $1 million
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul: $900,000
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: $850,000
  • Donald Trump: $216,000
NBC News reports Hillary Clinton's Super PAC and campaign are the biggest ad spenders in the Democratic race, with $10.6 million from the campaign and additional $200,000 from a pro-Clinton Super PAC.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has spent $6.2 million in ads, all from his campaign.

The breakdown between campaign and Super PAC spending for other candidates besides Bush:
  • Rubio: $8.6 million from Conservative Solutions Project, $3 million from campaign, $1.4 million from Conservative Solutions Project
  • Clinton: $10.6 million from campaign, $200K from Priorities USA
  • Kasich: $8.4 million from two outside groups
  • Christie: $6.6 million from Super PAC, $400K from his campaign
  • Sanders: $6.2 million is all from his campaign
  • Graham: $2.6 million from Security Is Strength Super PAC, $172,000 from his campaign
  • Carson: $2.3 million from campaign, $111,000 from Super PAC
  • Fiorina: $1 million from CARLY for America Super PAC
  • Paul: $780,000 from America's Liberty PAC, $125,000 from his campaign
  • Cruz: $640,000 from his campaign and $210,000 from Super PACs
  • Trump: $216,000 from his campaign

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Jeb Bush's campaign and Super PAC have spent nearly $33 million to buy TV and radio advertisements this election cycle - nearly matching the total put out by by the rest of the crowded GOP presidential primary field, NBC News reports.
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