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Mitch Perry Report for 11.10.15 – Right to Rise ready to go nuclear on Rubio?

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The Marco Rubio campaign is making the most out of the blockbuster story in today’s New York Times about the Jeb Bush campaign about to go nuclear on Rubio. Specifically, Right to Rise, Bush’s super PAC, is apparently ready to spend $20 million in attacking Rubio. “Part of running for president is you have to put your big boy pants on and get vetted on the issues, so we know we don’t have a dud candidate running against Hillary Clinton,” Right to Rise chief…

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Jeb Bush: Voters will “adjust their thinking” as primaries near

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There’s been a little more shouting this week from Jeb Bush, and a little more salty language, too, as the Republican candidate for president tries to reboot a campaign that’s fallen from front-running to middle of the pack. But what hasn’t changed is the message. And, Bush says, it won’t. In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, the former Florida governor said he’s convinced the anger with politics and desire for an outsider that’s made front-runners of Donald…

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Email insights: Counting out Jeb Bush is a big mistake

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For anyone who appreciates presidential politics, it would be a fool’s errand to write off Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign. In a new email update from Right to Rise PAC – providing exclusive information from the campaign trail – the former Florida governor is far from finished, despite “lagging national polls” and receiving less airtime than any other candidate during the “much-maligned” CNBC debate. According to Right to Rise Chairman Mike Murphy, Bush will ultimately prevail, particularly over last week’s “noise…

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Mike Murphy says there’s a ‘cynicism’ behind Marco Rubio campaign that will catch up with him

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Mike Murphy says there is a “cynicism” behind the Marco Rubio campaign that he says will ultimately doom the Florida senator’s presidential candidacy. “It’s cynical to run as the creature of new, fresh, while it’s all secret dark money, ” Murphy tells reporter Sasha Issenberg in the second part of a lengthy interview in Bloomberg Politics posted on Wednesday. Murphy, who heads Jeb Bush‘s super PAC Right to Rise, is referring to the fact that the ads that aired this summer calling on viewers…

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Jeb Bush raises twice as much as Marco Rubio, but Rubio has more cash on hand

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Jeb Bush’s campaign announced on Thursday that the GOP candidate raised $13.4 million in the past three months. That’s more than double the $6 million that fellow South Florida presidential candidate Marco Rubio raised in the third-quarter. However, the Rubio camp is touting the fact its man currently has $11 million cash-on-hand. Bush has $10.3 million. Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz wrote in a memo (as reported by The Wall Street Journal), “We knew from the start this was going to be a hard-fought and close race, but…

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Can Marco Rubio’s lean campaign keep up with Jeb Bush’s behemoth?

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Hundreds of donors to Jeb Bush‘s presidential campaign will gather later this month in Houston. They’ll shake hands with a pair of former presidents, and high-profile lieutenants of the former Florida governor will push them to write generous checks. This weekend in Las Vegas, dozens of donors met up with Marco Rubio. They ate fast-food hamburgers, shook hands with a celebrity pawn-shop owner and played flag football with the Florida senator. “I’d say he threw five interceptions, maybe three or…

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Jeb Bush campaign makes $4.6M ad buy for New Hampshire primary

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Republican Jeb Bush will be hitting New Hampshire airwaves hard in January and February ahead of the first-in-the-nation primary. According to the Boston Globe’s Ground Game, the former Florida governor placed a $4.6 million New Hampshire ad buy on Monday, reserving time in the first two months of 2016. They are the most competitive months leading up to the Feb. 9 primary. “This is just a first pass for our long-term approach,” a campaign spokesperson told the Globe. The new…

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