Jeb Bush’s campaign and allies have spent nearly a whopping $33 million in TV and radio advertisements so far this election cycle – almost more than the rest of the current Republican field combined, according to ad-buying data from SMG Delta.
The biggest overall advertiser in the 2016 race is Right to Rise, the Super PAC backing Jeb Bush, which has spent $31.7 million in the contest, while the Bush campaign has chipped in an additional $800,000.
By comparison, all other current Republican campaigns and the outside groups supporting them have spent a combined $36 million-plus in TV and radio ads.
- Team Marco Rubio: $13.1 million
- Team John Kasich: $8.4 million
- Team Chris Christie: $7.0 million
- Team Lindsey Graham: $2.7 million
- Team Ben Carson: $2.4 million
- Team Carly Fiorina: $1 million
- Team Rand Paul: $900,000
- Team Ted Cruz: $850,000
- Team Donald Trump: $216,000
Hillary Clinton and her allies are the biggest advertisers in the Democratic race, having spent nearly $11 million in TV ads -- $10.6 million from the campaign and additional $200,000 from a pro-Clinton Super PAC.
And Bernie Sanders has spent $6.2 million in ads, all from his campaign.
Total ad spending to date
- Team Bush: $32.5 million ($31.7 million from Right to Rise Super PAC, $800K from campaign)
- Team Rubio: $13.1 million ($8.6 million from Conservative Solutions Project, $3 million from campaign, $1.4 million from Conservative Solutions Project)
- Team Clinton: $10.8 million ($10.6 million from campaign, $200K from Priorities USA)
- Team Kasich: $8.4 million (all from two outside groups)
- Team Christie: $7 million ($6.6 million from Super PAC, $400K from campaign)
- Team Sanders: $6.2 million (all from campaign)
- Team Graham: $2.7 million ($2.6 million from Security Is Strength Super PAC, $172K from campaign)
- Team Carson: $2.4 million ($2.3 million from campaign, $111K from Super PAC)
- Team Fiorina: $1 million (all from CARLY for America Super PAC)
- Team Paul: $900,000 ($780K from America’s Liberty PAC, $125K from campaign)
- Team Cruz: $850,000 ($640K from campaign, rest from Super PACs)
- Team Trump: $216,000 (all from campaign)
SOURCE: NBC/SMG Delta