Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush will start airing radio ads Thursday statewide touting his conservative record on guns and abortion after he rose in a recent poll.
“ I have a message for the Obama administration: why don’t you focus more on keeping weapons out of the hands of Islamic terrorists and less on keeping weapons out of the hands of law-abiding Americans?” the former Florida governor says in the ad.
“Guided by his faith, he has defended life from conception to natural conclusion,” a reference to his fight prevent Terri Schiavo from being pulled off life support when when he was governor.
His campaign would not disclose the amount of the ad buy.
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South Carolina, where his father and brother won primaries en route to the presidency, could be pivotal to Bush catching up to the GOP front-runners, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
He also won the endorsement of Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Seneca Republican who dropped out of the presidential race last month. They campaigned together in New Hampshire on Wednesday.