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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have spent $131 million on TV ads

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February

Jeb Bush has spent nearly $81 million on TV ads, by far the leader in either nomination fight, according to new figures. And Marco Rubio is second with $50 million.

In South Carolina, Bush and Rubio are even closer.

All told, $262 million has been spent on ads, according to ad-spending tracker SMG Delta released Wednesday by NBC News.

The biggest overall ad spenders

n  Team Bush: $80.9 million

n  Team Rubio: $50.4 million

n  Team Sanders: $25 million

n  Team Clinton: $20 million

n  Team Cruz: $16.8 million

n  Team Trump: $8.5 million

The biggest South Carolina ad spenders

n  Team Bush: $12.8 million

n  Team Rubio: $11.1 million

n  Team Cruz: $8.1 million

n  Team Trump: $1.3 million

n  Team Sanders: $878,000

n  Team Clinton: $712,000

n  Team Carson: $696,000

The biggest Nevada ad spenders

n  Team Clinton: $3.3 million

n  Team Sanders: $3.2 million

n  Team Rubio: $560,000

SOURCE: SMG Delta/NBC News

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 9:31am]

    

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