Jeb Bush super PAC attempts to crowdfund Super Bowl ad

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The super PAC supporting GOP hopeful Jeb Bush is asking donors to pitch in to fund a Super Bowl advertisement.

On Friday, The New York Times reported Mike Murphy, the head or Right to Rise, urged donors in an email to contribute online to air an advertisement supporting Bush in New England during the Super Bowl.


The Super Bowl is Feb. 7, two days before New Hampshire’s primary on Feb. 9.

According to the Times, the email to donors included a link to the website. The organization is looking to raise $300,000 for the advertisement, according to the fundraising campaign’s website.

“We need your help to run the first-ever political ad funded by everyday Americans during the 50th anniversary of the BIGGEST sports event of the year,” states the fundraising website.

Much like other crowd-sourced sites, the committee is offering donors thank-you gifts for donating. A “super fan” — or someone who gives a $25 donation to the effort — gets a preview of the ad and a Right to Rise USA Big Game Koozie; while someone who gives a $1,000 donation is considered a “coach” and gets an “one-of-a-kind Right to Rise USA gift basket.”

Want to be a “MVP?” According to the site that designation is reserved for someone who gives $10,000. Those donors would be invited to a watch party in New Hampshire and would get to attend a strategic briefing with Murphy.

As of Sunday afternoon, 176 donors gave a total of $31,717 toward the $300,000 goal.

Right to Rise has raised more than $103 million to support Bush’s run for president. The organization has spent more than $61.8 million, according to The Center for Responsive Politics.

According to NBC News, Bush and his allies spent $49 million on advertisements through Jan. 9. The committee spent most of that sum, according to the NBC News report.

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