Jeb Bush’s 2016 Run: Now Even More Likely
The 2016 election season is about to kick into high gear, and accordingly, potential GOP hopeful Jeb Bush has stepped up his game.
Although Bush is still playing coy about his intentions, he made another move in a decisive direction Tuesday by launching a political action committee and a super PAC to bolster his chances of becoming the third member of his dynasty to occupy the Oval Office (via Bloomberg Politics):
The “Right to Rise” leadership political action committee and super-PAC will let him raise money as he gauges the interest in his potential 2016 presidential campaign.
In a video posted on Facebook, Bush said the Right to Rise PAC will be used “to support conservative candidates that believe in conservative principles to allow all Americans to rise up.” Bush used Facebook last month to announce that he is “actively exploring” a presidential campaign. Since then, he has met with donors in Miami, Dallas, and Chicago and has meetings Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn., and Tuesday in New York, where he shot the video.
Bush on Tuesday also started the Right to Rise super-PAC, a committee that could raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Committee.
Bloomberg’s report also pointed out that the website for the Right to Rise PAC addressed America’s income inequality issues and offered down-home GOP solutions: “We believe the income gap is real, but that only conservative principles can solve it by removing the barriers to upward mobility,” the site offered.
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