A spokeswoman from the Jeb Bush campaign has just confirmed that the candidate has spent $500,000 on the first round of political ads in New Hampshire earlier this week.
We are still more than a year away from the 2016 presidential election, but candidates are already beginning to spend the money they’ve spent the last two years raising. According to a Reuters report, Jeb Bush wasted no time dropping a cool $500,000 on TV ads that will be aired in New Hampshire.
The initial $500,000 purchase includes Boston broadcast television and New Hampshire station WMUR, according to a spokeswoman from the campaign.
Viewers can expect to start seeing political ads running next Wednesday through the end of the month. The purchase also includes targeted online advertising.
New Hampshire is one of the first states to hold primaries, which will take place on February 9th of 2016. “This is the first step in a multi-week process where we will be expanding our advertising in New Hampshire and the other early states,” the campaign’s spokeswoman said.
The ads will focus on Bush’s “strong conservative record of reform and his plan to change the culture of Washington,” and comes on the heels a weeklong feud between the candidate and Donald Trump. While Trump still remains ahead in the polls, Bush and Ohio governor John Kasich are polling more or less the same.
Jeb Bush’s main advantage is the funding he’s been raising around the country. “People as they get closer to the election, they’ll start thinking who can sit behind the big desk, who can make tough decisions, who has a proven record?” Bush said. “I think I can make a pretty good case over the long haul that I am that guy.”