Bush PAC reserves $10.8 million for ads in seven states with March contests

He may still be down in the polls, but the latest reminder of GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush’s financial prowess arrived on Monday.

Right to Rise USA, the super PAC backing the former Florida governor’s presidential bid, said it has reserved roughly $10.8 million in advertising time in seven states holding primaries or caucuses in March. The group has raised more than $100 million to back Bush’s bid and is already spending nearly $18 million on television, radio and Internet advertising in the first four states holding contests.

The figures shared on Monday are different from data revealed in October that showed plans to reserve nearly $17 million in states holding March contests. At the time, the PAC warned that its plans might change — and it said again on Monday that the plans are likely to change again. Reserving TV time doesn’t mean that money has changed hands, but it does signal where the group is planning to focus in the weeks after votes are cast in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.