Perry’s super PAC head jumps to Bush’s campaign

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Hillary Clinton Calls Jeb Bush’s ‘Free Stuff’ Comment ‘Deeply Insulting’.

Hillary Rodham Clinton unloaded on Jeb Bush on Monday, calling it “deeply insulting” that he had suggested that Democratic presidential candidates had tried to appeal to black voters by offering “free stuff.” In a question-and-answer session on Facebook, Mrs. Austin Barbour, who ran Rick Perry’s super PAC until the candidate ended his campaign earlier this month, is going to work for Jeb Bush’s campaign, POLITICO has learned.CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is announcing a 26-member Nevada Hispanic Leadership Committee responsible for bringing his campaign’s message to Nevada’s sizable bloc of Latino voters.

Amid the concerns of top financial donors that he’s lagging too far behind in polls, Jeb Bush signaled on Monday that he’s got plenty of money in the bank to stay on the campaign trail leading up to next year’s early primaries. Barbour, who primarily focused on securing large contributions from major donors for Perry, will serve Bush as a senior adviser focusing on both finance and political efforts, Bush’s campaign confirmed. Bush’s campaign announced Monday that the committee’s co-chairs would be northern Nevada businesswoman Maria Davis and Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce board member Peter Guzman. The Bush campaign announced plans to reserve — but not outright buy — $7.8 million in television advertisement time in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in January and February. The Washington Post, citing “numerous senior GOP fundraisers,” reports that Bush’s top donors have warned him that he “needs to demonstrate growth in the polls over the next month or face serious defections among supporters.” That, to put it mildly, represents a serious problem for the one-time Republican front-runner.

The committee is the Bush campaign’s latest effort to build support in Nevada, which is one of the earliest states in the presidential nominating process. Given the massive war chest Bush has amassed, the former Florida governor can afford to lose the money coming from a few donors, but news of mass defections would eliminate what has been a rare symbolic strength in an otherwise lackluster campaign. Bush Monday also picked up two South Carolina operatives who had been working for Scott Walker, who dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination a week ago. If his family’s vast network of the rich and richer stops cutting big-dollar checks, Bush starts to look like any other establishment candidate in the race. South Carolina Club for Growth Chairman Dave Ellison and former Cherokee County GOP chair Brenda Earls both signed on with Bush’s campaign, The State’s Andy Shain reported Monday.

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Jeb continued to downplay his campaign’s struggles and shrug off national polls as little more than a media obsession. “These polls don’t really matter,” he said, suggesting that he’s still well positioned to win in New Hampshire next year despite currently sitting in fifth in the Republican polls there. “We’ve got a great ground game in these early states,” he said. Each television station works differently, so the actual price of the air time could go up at a later date, requiring the campaign to spend more money. Clinton also said that taxes and criminal justice were additional reasons why Republicans might have a disconnect with African-Americans. “Republicans have no problem promising tax breaks and sweetheart deals to their corporate friends, but when Democrats fight to make sure all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care, early childhood education and job training, that’s giving away “free stuff”?!,” she said. “Talk about backwards.” She also argued that while Democrats were looking for ways to end mass incarceration and protect voting rights, Republicans were trying make it harder for people to vote. But the ad-time reservations announced Monday are part of the campaign’s long-term approach — and with the fundraising quarter ending on Wednesday night, the moves are a signal that the campaign has the necessary funds to remain active into the early weeks of next year. Donald Trump may look weaker today than he has in months, but it’s hard to imagine his supporters switching their allegiance from a tough-talking nonpolitician to a soft-spoken presidential scion.

Carly Fiorina is still having her post-debate moment, Marco Rubio is starting to have one of his own, and this week’s congressional fight sets up Ted Cruz particularly well to thrust himself into the middle of the political conversation.

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