The Republican nomination fight has landed in South Carolina, and brought with it a flurry of activity from a collection of flush super PACs backing the top presidential candidates.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is backed by Right to Rise USA, a super PAC he raised money for prior to becoming a presidential candidate. Right to Rise USA, run independently by long time Bush confidant Mike Murphy, began the 2016 race with more than $100 million in the bank, and has spent tens of millions on Bush — and against his opponents.
In South Carolina, the group is spending $1.7 million during the period between Tuesday's New Hampshire primary and next Saturday's Palmetto State contest. The two television ads the group is primarily airing there include one attacking Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as too inexperienced for the presidency and another that features former President George W. Bush vouching for his brother as the best choice to be commander in chief.