Didn’t Bush tell Marco Rubio just last week to stop whining about all those advertisements he’s been buying to attack him? Anyway, this from Alex Isenstadt in POLITICO:
MANCHESTER, N.H. — With the hours counting down until the New Hampshire primary, tensions between the Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush campaigns are intensifying.
On Sunday afternoon, Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz convened top aides for an afternoon conference call in which he told them to expect “dirty tricks” from the Rubio campaign in the run-up to voting here, according to one source on the call.
The source said Diaz, a hard-charging veteran operative, was not more specific.
The conference call came as the Huffington Post reported that a pro-Rubio super PAC had sent out a mailer in the state that highlights remarks from Bush’s mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, that the country had grown tired of political dynasties.
The stakes are high for both candidates on Tuesday — but especially for Bush, who has made New Hampshire the cornerstone of his campaign. There is a growing sense among some of Bush’s top supporters that a less than impressive performance will make it harder for the former Florida governor to continue on his campaign.
Don’t go wobbly now, Jeb.
Especially after having your hack, Mark Murray burn through $20 million slamming Rubio to secure that 6th place finish in Iowa. What dirty tricks could Rubio possibly play on you anyhow? You’re squeaky clean, right? All those corporate, um, sponsorships which funded your education empire were totally legit. And all those Lehman Brothers checks you deposited were for God’s honest work.
No worries, Jeb.