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New Right to Rise ad focuses on Jeb Bush vow to ‘disrupt the beast’

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A new TV spot from the super PAC supporting Jeb Bush hits the New Hampshire airwaves this week promoting the Republican presidential candidate’s history of disrupting politics as usual.

First reported by CBS News, “Town Hall” is a 30-second spot produced by Right to Rise USA, which will start running in the first-in-the-nation primary state. The ad features a strong anti-establishment message.

“We need to disrupt the old order in Washington, D.C.,” says Bush in the spot, over a photo of President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Next is a variety of clips showing Bush campaign events to spotlight the former governor’s conservative record along with reviews of his recently announced tax plan.

“We can do a lot better by applying conservative principles,” Bush, says. “What we need is leadership to fix a few big things so that this country takes off and soars.”

Bush, who struggles in recent polling against other GOP political outsiders — Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina – has been campaigning in Iowa this week, emphasizing his record as a “disrupter” to voters who seemingly favor rivals from outside the Washington beltway.

“I’ve never lived in Washington, never been part of Washington,” he said at an Iowa event on Wednesday. “I just have the skill set to disrupt the beast.”

Right to Rise bought airtime in New Hampshire, and another version of the ad will run in Iowa, campaign spokesperson Paul Lindsay told CBS News. The PAC’s media blitz includes $37 million spent on ads in early state races, scheduled to run through February.

“Town Hall” is part of that new buy.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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