Jeb Bush Cancels TV Ads In Iowa And Other States

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Jeb Bush’s GOP presidential campaign is canceling planned television ads in Iowa and other early states just a month before voting begins.

The campaign, according to multiple reports, is instead using its money to dispatch staffers from its Miami headquarters to help with the ground game in these early states.

 The Des Moines Register reported Wednesday: “The news will raise questions about whether the former Florida governor might pull out of Iowa given his fifth-place status here, with just 6 percent support of likely GOP caucusgoers.”

But Bush spokesman Tim Miller told Politico the campaign is still in the game: “We’re making a strategic resource reallocation.”

According to the outlet, campaign manager Danny Diaz told aides Wednesday that the campaign is “expected to dispatch between 50 and 60 staffers…with 20 going to New Hampshire and 10 or more going to Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada.”

Bush, however, will not be completely absent from the airwaves. Right to Rise USA, the super PAC supporting his campaign, is up on television in Iowa running attack ads against rival [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore].

Bush, once the well-funded frontrunner, is struggling in these early states. According to the Real Clear Politics polling average, Bush is in fifth place in Iowa, sixth place in New Hampshire, fifth place in South Carolina and fourth place in his home state of Florida.

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