Marco Rubio launched a preemptive strike against Jeb Bush Tuesday with a new ad featuring the many instances of the former governor showering praise on his fellow Floridian.

The web ad, titled "Before the phony attacks," features four separate examples of Bush lauding Rubio over the years and comes on the heels of a piece in the New York Times which revealed that Bush's Right To Rise PAC is planning a $20 million ad blitz in an effort to take Rubio down.

Except for Rubio saying he "approves this message," Bush is the sole narrator of the ad.

"What Marco has, I think something that the Republican Party needs to have, which is a hopeful, optimistic message based on our principles," Bush says in the beginning of the ad.

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"I'm a huge Marco fan," Bush says of Rubio, who currently tops the Washington Examiner's latest power rankings.

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