Former President George W. Bush has cut an ad endorsing the presidential run of his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Politico reports
"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," George W. Bush says in the 30-second ad produced by Right to Rise, the super PAC backing Jeb Bush.
"Jeb will unite our country. He knows how to bring the world together against terror. He knows when tough measures must be taken," Bush says. "Experience and judgment count in the Oval Office. Jeb Bush is a leader who will keep our country safe."
The ad will begin airing in South Carolina ahead of that state's February 20 primary, according to Politico.
George W. Bush also is set to appear at campaign events for his brother in South Carolina, the first time he will appear publicly on Jeb Bush's behalf.
Early in the race, Jeb Bush was questioned about George W. Bush, whose poll numbers fell at the end of his second term, over how his administration conducted the Iraq War. Jeb Bush has begun to embrace his family legacy in recent weeks.
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