Jeb!'s Latest Desperate Move

Election '16

It seems to have finally sunk in at Jeb!'s HQ that all the advertising in the world isn't doing jack for their flailing candidate. So whether you label it a "shakeup" or a "strategic adjustment" (as Jeb!’s camp did), his campaign is trading in ad money for more boots on the ground in the early voting states.

Bush's campaign announced Wednesday it would cancel a total of $3 million in previously reserved ad buys -- $1 million in Iowa and $2 million in South Carolina. The campaign also said it would dispatch 60 staffers from its headquarters in Miami to the early primary states, including 10 additional staffers in Iowa.

In New Hampshire, a state crucial to the presidential bids of both his father and brother before him, Bush's campaign is doubling full-time staff from 20 to 40.

Will this do the trick? Doubtful. More than likely, it's just another reshuffling of the deck en route to the iceberg.

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ }}
@2023 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by