As former President George W. Bush makes his return to the campaign trail Monday, a super PAC opposing Donald Trump is using his criticism of the nation’s 43rd president to attack the front-running Republican in South Carolina.
Our Principles PAC is funding digital ads that underscore Trump’s call in 2008 for Bush’s impeachment over the war in Iraq.
Our Principles PAC, which has spent $3.3 million on anti-Trump efforts since it began operations in mid-January, also is distributing anti-Trump voter guides in the state.
The group’s move comes as George W. Bush re-emerges on the national political stage to help boost Jeb Bush’s campaign for the presidency. The former president is scheduled to appear on his younger brother’s behalf at a rally Monday night at the Charleston Convention Center. South Carolina’s GOP primary is Saturday.
Another group, the anti-tax Club for Growth, also is hitting Bush in the Palmetto State. The group is spending $1.5 million to air a 30-second television commercial that questions Trump’s conservative credentials.