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  • Trump: Bush family used eminent domain to build a baseball park

    02/07/2016 9:24:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/7/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family - I found this five minutes ago - they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." When host George Stephanopoulos said that was Jeb's...
  • Donald Trump Fires Back At Jeb Bush On His Family's Own History With Eminent Domain (TX Rangers)

    02/07/2016 9:17:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    IBT ^ | 2/7/16 | ANDREW PEREZ
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump Sunday fired back at Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush on the subject of eminent domain, pointing out the Bush family once benefited financially from the government's power to seize private property for public development without owners' consent. -snip- "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said. "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means. And if you look into the Bush family - I found this out 5 minutes ago. They used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas where they owned, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." Before he was elected governor...
  • Jeb says people uncomfortable with another Bush 'need to get therapy'

    02/06/2016 3:40:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/16 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday that people who have a problem voting for him because of his last name "need to get therapy." The former Florida governor has struggled to gain traction in the Republican presidential race in part because many voters are leery of electing three presidents from the same family. "The Bush thing, people are just going to have to get over it, alright?" a defiant Bush said at a townhall gathering at the McKelvie Intermediate School gym here ahead of tonight's GOP debate. -snip- "I got no problems with this, and people that do, they either need...
  • George and Barbara Not Enough to Save Jeb's Campaign

    02/06/2016 9:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    The results from Iowa were certainly interesting. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are virtually tied, giving both campaigns some momentum going into New Hampshire. Whereas, the laughable, struggling Martin O'Malley finally decided to end his ridiculous campaign after getting less than 1% of the vote in Iowa. Also, on the Republican side, ending campaigns were Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who hoped to recapture the magic of 2008 and pull off a miracle upset in Iowa. It did not happen for Huckabee, Santorum or Paul and...
  • Barbara Bush Brings Her Flair to Jeb's New Hampshire Campaign

    02/06/2016 7:03:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/5/16 | CANDACE SMITH
    As Barbara Bush hits the trail for her son, Jeb, the former First Lady is campaigning for the first time in almost a decade. With her visit comes a new jolt of life into her son's campaign...and all the exuberance that comes with the opinionated matriarch of the family. This morning, she joined her son in Derry, NH at MaryAnn's Diner, where she did all the things a First Lady should. -snip- At his town hall he joked, "Wow, mom, my crowd sizes normally aren't this large. I wonder why/"

    02/05/2016 1:17:57 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    The Week ^ | 2/5/16 | Jeva Lange
    Jeb Bush defends himself against Barbara Bush: 'I've gotten better at interrupting, Mom, come on'. Former first lady Barbara Bush made a classic mom move on Friday's CBS: This Morning, scolding her son Jeb Bush for being too much of a pushover in the Republican debates. "He's almost too polite. I don't advise him, but if I gave him advice I would say, 'Why don't you interrupt like other people do?'" Barbara said. "I've gotten better at interrupting, Mom, come on," Jeb replied, sounding not so different from a mortified teenager. -snip- Watch Jeb and Barbara Bush's interview below, starting...
  • Jeb Bush: Barbara Bush Now 'Biggest Supporter'

    02/04/2016 2:23:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Jeb Bush said his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, has become his biggest supporter after her now-famous 2013 proclamation on TODAY that the country has "had enough Bushes." "I marked her down as neutral at that point," Jeb Bush joked to NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell on Thursday. "Since that time she's been my biggest supporter." Barbara Bush will join her son at a town hall event in Derry, New Hampshire, Thursday evening. It's the first time the two will appear together on the campaign trail.
  • George W. Bush cuts television ad backing his brother

    02/04/2016 12:30:38 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/4/16 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Just days before the New Hampshire primary, former President George W. Bush has cut a TV ad for the super PAC supporting his brother, marking the former president's most public political activity in the campaign to date. -snip- Spokespersons for Right to Rise and George W. Bush didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Barbara Bush hitting trail for Jeb in New Hampshire next week

    01/30/2016 4:48:25 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/29/16 | Eric Bradner,
    Former first lady and family matriarch Barbara Bush plans to hit the campaign trail in New Hampshire for her son Jeb, sources close to his presidential campaign told CNN. The 90-year-old wife of President George H.W. Bush and mother of President George W. Bush and Jeb Bush has agreed to visit the Granite State late next week. The details of her schedule are still being finalized. The decision to bring Barbara Bush onto the campaign trail shows Jeb Bush - a candidate whose campaign logo features only his first name - is increasingly relying on his family's popularity and deep...
  • Trailing in Iowa, Jeb Bush seems liberated as a candidate

    01/30/2016 10:28:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/30/16 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    Maybe it was the cold meds for his nagging cough. Or the year of rocky practice on the presidential campaign trail. Or the low expectations of where he'll finish in Monday's Iowa caucuses. Whatever the reason, in the final days leading to the first Republican vote, Jeb Bush at long last seemed liberated. He was the candidate who might have been, sans Donald Trump. The governor Floridians knew. A man comfortable with being a Bush. During Thursday night's Trump-less debate in Des Moines, Bush embraced his family's political dynasty, and did so almost with gusto. "Look," Bush said in response...
  • The Last Days of the Bush Dynasty?

    01/30/2016 6:38:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/30/16 | MOLLY BALL
    The family loyalists watch the decline of Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions with a mix of sadness and resignation. New Hampshire-It is never a good sign for a candidate when your supporters start feeling sorry for you, but that is what has happened to Jeb Bush. "Poor Jeb," said Tony Manix, a 54-year-old Air National Guard member in jeans and a puffy down jacket, who had come to see Bush speak-not for the first time-at a private school here, on a chilly, wind-whipped seacoast night. "I just don't understand why his numbers aren't up," Manix added plaintively. "If you listen to...
  • Barbara Bush to campaign for Jeb Bush in New Hampshire

    01/30/2016 6:28:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/29/16 | ALAN HE
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush will hit the campaign trail next week in New Hampshire for her son, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, after the Iowa caucuses. "Jeb hopes to have his mom, First Lady Barbara Bush, out on the trail soon. No date is currently set," a campaign aide told CBS News on Friday. The candidate revealed the news on Thursday during a retail stop at Palmer's Deli and Market in Des Moines. Shaking hands and posing for pictures with the lunchtime crowd, Bush eventually worked his way to an older woman sitting by herself. Immediately after greeting her,...
  • Bush donor loyalty runs deep

    01/27/2016 5:41:15 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/16 | Jonathan Swan
    Jeb Bush raised $250,000 at a Tuesday breakfast in Houston, highlighting deep donor loyalty to his presidential campaign. Bush's mother, Barbara Bush, and brother Neil headlined the fundraiser at the home of John Havens, a part-owner of the Houston Astros baseball franchise. About 70 donors attended the fundraiser and Neil Bush gave a short and emotional speech introducing his brother, a source who attended told The Hill. "Jeb spoke, and he didn't need to say much," said a donor who attended the event. "Everyone there is loyal to the family, loyal to Jeb. This is where the true loyalty shows....
  • Jeb Bush bets $20 that Trump shows up to the Fox debate

    01/27/2016 3:31:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/27/16 | ELI STOKOLS
    Jeb Bush ridiculed Donald Trump for planning to skip Thursday's GOP debate here, although he's betting Trump still winds up on the stage. Literally. "I've got a $20 bet he shows up," Bush said during a town hall with employees of Nationwide insurance at the company's headquarters here Wednesday afternoon. Asked by reporters after the event why he thinks Trump might go back on his promise to skip the seventh Republican debate, Bush said, "Because it's in his interest."
  • Bush Family Rallies for Jeb

    01/25/2016 8:54:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/25/16 | CANDACE SMITH
    As voting finally nears, the dynastic power of the Bush family is being unleashed. This week, the country saw once more the face of First Lady Barbara Bush, replete with her pearls, snow-white curls ... and eye black (applied football style)after unintentionally embroiling herself in a feud with Donald Trump. She made a thinly veiled reference to him in a campaign video and Trump promptly made fun of her coming to defense of her son. The Bush campaign fired back. Mrs. Bush is still highly popular among early state voters, with voters often asking how she and former president George...
  • Trump Jabs Jeb Bush on 'Mommy' Ad

    01/23/2016 1:57:27 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/23/16 | KERRY SANDERS
    It's the tweet that tweaked even some of Trumps biggest supporters. After Jeb Bush posted a video featuring his mother endorsing his campaign, Donald Trump took direct aim at former first lady Barbara Bush. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Just watched Jeb's ad where he desperately needed mommy to help him. Jeb --- mom can't help you with ISIS, the Chinese or with Putin. 7:02 PM - 22 Jan 2016
  • Barbara Bush makes a pitch for her 'wonderful son' while taking a shot at Trump

    01/23/2016 6:24:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/23/16 | Nick Gass
    Barbara Bush praised her son's record in a new video released by Jeb Bush's campaign on Friday, titled simply "A Message From Barbara Bush." “Jeb has been a very good father, a wonderful son, a hard worker. His heart is big," the former first lady said in the 30-second spot running on digital platforms, in coordination with a handwritten letter asking people to support her son's run. The digital spot features images of Bush with members of his family and shaking hands and talking to people on the campaign trail. She also took an implicit dig at Donald Trump in...
  • Barbara Bush Jabs Trump in New Jeb! Ad

    01/23/2016 5:42:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/22/16 | MICHELLE MOONS
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush takes what sounds like a jab at 2016 Presidential candidate Donald Trump in a new ad supporting Jeb - the son she once wished wouldn't run. In the new ad Mrs. Bush says, "When push comes to shove people are going to realize, Jeb has real solutions rather than talking about how popular they are or how great they are. He's doing it because he sees a huge need and it's not being filled by anybody." This is a strange comment given her prior statements and the very large Republican bench of candidates vying for...
  • Barbara Bush to Appear in Ad for Jeb in New Hampshire

    01/22/2016 5:57:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/22/16 | JORDAN FRASIER
    Jeb Bush got ahead of his own campaign during a town hall Thursday night when he announced his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, has filmed a television ad that will begin airing soon in New Hampshire. "I didn't know the campaign was doing it," Bush said during the town hall. "She's going to be on the air coming up here at some point, tomorrow I think - paid advertising by the campaign."
  • Barbara Bush stars in new video, pens letter for Jeb Bush: 'I think he’ll be a great president'

    01/22/2016 5:54:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/22/16 | Ed O'Keefe
    "The Enforcer" has emerged. Former first lady Barbara Bush, known in her family as "the enforcer," stars in a new video message for her son Jeb Bush's presidential campaign, becoming the first member of either of the family's presidential couples to so publicly speak out on his behalf. "Jeb has been a very good father. A wonderful son. A hard worker; his heart is big," she says in the video. "When push comes to shove people are going to realize Jeb has real solutions, rather than talking about how popular they are, how great they are. He's doing it because...
  • George P. Bush hosts Meet and Greet in Aiken (South Carolina)

    01/08/2016 7:34:59 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    WFXG ^ | 1/7/16 | Kelsey Walker
    Saturday, January 9th 2016, George P. Bush will be hosting a Meet and Greet in Aiken. As the son of Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush, he is hosting the event in support of his father's campaign. This event is at the Green Boundary Club at 780 Whiskey Road. It is free and open to the public, but everyone is asked to RSVP. You can do so by emailing cmoore@jeb2016.com
  • With Jeb Bush down in the polls, Bush World gets ready to deploy

    01/08/2016 6:45:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/8/16 | Ed O'Keefe
    A year ago, when he was just beginning to run for president, Jeb Bush declared that he was "my own man" and suggested he would run as far as possible from his famous last name. Now, stuck near the back of the GOP pack and fighting for survival, the former Florida governor is calling in the cavalry - relatives and hundreds of others with long ties to the Bush clan who are gearing up to flood Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada in a push to get back into contention. Bush World has done this before for his father,...
  • Jeb Bush: You’d better believe I’d go back in time and kill baby Hitler

    11/09/2015 4:06:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 9, 2015 | Allahpundit
    <p>He didn’t randomly volunteer this information, I should note. It’s a reply to a specific question inspired by a recent feature in the New York Times. If he had randomly volunteered it, that would have been weird.</p> <p>But also a little bit awesome.</p>
  • Bush: "I Love My Dad, I'd Kill For Him, I'd Go To Prison For Him"

    11/01/2015 12:34:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 180 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/1/15 | RCP
    <p>Jeb Bush borders on creepy talking about how much he cares for his father, who, luckily, "is no longer watching CSI" because he is following the election campaign so closely. "I'd go to prison for him because, I love him so much. Thankfully I haven't had the need to do that."</p>
  • Should Jeb Bush Step Aside For The Political Future Of George P Bush?

    10/30/2015 6:20:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Crowley Political Report ^ | 10/29/15 | Crowley Political Report
    Last April, Crowley Political Report asked the question - should Jeb Bush step aside for Marco Rubio? Now, with Bush's bid for the Republican presidential nomination in deep trouble, Bush the father may well start wondering if a humiliating defeat could harm the political future of his son, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. George P is the next chapter of the Bush family political legacy that started with his great-grandfather, the late U.S. Senator Prescott Bush. He is only two years younger than his father when Jeb first ran for Florida governor in 1994 - and lost. There seems...
  • Jeb Bush lags rivals in early-state spending (because he's running out of money...)

    10/27/2015 4:42:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/27/15 | Matt Viser
    Jeb Bush is being outspent in the crucial early presidential caucus and primary states, while Donald Trump has quietly been building a competitive, ground-level campaign operation. With the first Iowa caucus votes less than 100 days away, the Globe examined what Republican campaigns are doing to build the on-the-ground networks required to get supporters to the polls during the cold of winter. The review analyzed state-by-state spending since each of the candidates jumped into the race. It shows that Bush has spent less money in the first four states Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada than some...
  • Why Jeb Bushs campaign has gone so wrong

    10/26/2015 4:18:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/26/15 | Dana Milbank
    The Bushes are burning as they consume the news. Bush family patriarch George H.W. Bush is “bewildered,” alarmed and “irritated,” the New York Times reported over the weekend, that his son Jeb is going so poorly in a Republican presidential primary battle dominated by Donald Trump. The 41st president summoned his son George W., the 43rd president, Jeb and Bush money men to Houston for meetings Sunday and Monday to sort out what has gone so wrong that Jeb is now cutting staff. They didn’t have to look far for an explanation. All they had to do was listen to...
  • Jeb Bushs Self-Published E-Book of Emails Drops Friday (Currently #190,165 Paid in Kindle Store)

    10/26/2015 1:14:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Adweek ^ | 10/26/15 | Dianna Dilworth
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will release an e-book containing the emails from his time in office this week. Bush is using Amazons CreateSpace Independent Publishing platform to publish the work. In the book, Bush includes email conversations between himself, his aides and his constituents alongside reflections on the messages. Here is more from the Amazon listing: This book tells the story of Jeb Bushs governorship through his email exchanges with his staff, members of the media and the Floridians he served from 1999-2007.
  • What happened to the joy of Jeb?

    10/26/2015 5:47:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/26/15 | Raul A. Reyes
    What happened to that self-proclaimed "joyful tortoise"? At a Saturday town hall event in South Carolina, Jeb Bush was sure sounding frustrated with the current state of the GOP race for the nomination. "If this election is about how we're going to fight to get nothing done, then ... I don't want any part of it," he said. "I don't want to be elected president to sit around and see gridlock just become so dominant that people literally are in decline in their lives. That is not my motivation." He dismissed the suggestion that the recent financial cutbacks at his...
  • Trump: Jeb ran to mom and dad for 'counsel'

    10/26/2015 5:38:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/26/15 | AL WEAVER
    Donald Trump on Monday mocked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for having to consult his parents over the weekend about his floundering presidential run. "Bush is out there, his campaign is a disaster," Trump told a morning crowd in Atkinson, N.H. "That's because I came along! I'm proud of it." Trump also hit Bush for cutting the salaries of his campaign staff. "So he's meeting now with mom and dad," he said. "No it's true, he needs counsel." "He was very angry over the week. He said, 'if this is going to be this nasty, let them have Trump as...
  • Bush calms donors over Texas barbecue

    10/26/2015 4:51:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/15 | Jonathan Swan
    Jeb Bush did his best to reassure his wealthiest donors over a Texas barbecue on Sunday, telling them that his Republican presidential campaign is trimming its costs and correcting itself like any business. -snip- And while some pundits are already writing off Jeb Bush's chances of winning the Republican nomination, a number of major donors and Bush operatives interviewed by The Hill said they were confident he could turn the polls around by the time votes are cast in primaries next February and March. A number of these donors and operatives say they have faith that the pro-Bush super-PAC Right...
  • Bush family gathers to rescue Jeb

    10/26/2015 4:45:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/26/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    This closed-door summit for Jeb Bushs richest donors was meant to be a pep rally, a reunion for loyalists eager to celebrate the family legacy with two former presidents. But as George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush draw supporters together under gray skies and unrelenting rains, the gathering has become a rescue operation for a candidate who looks unable to meet the expectations of the family brand. The patient is either in intensive care and in need of some good doctors who can save him or being put into hospice and were going to see a slow death," said...
  • Jeb Bush to Rally Top Donors in Houston, Seek More Cash (SuperPac is there. Illegal coordination?)

    10/25/2015 2:53:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    My High Plains News ^ | 10/23/15 | Patrick Svitek
    Three generations of the most famous family in Texas politics are planning to descend on Houston in the coming days to rally with major donors to Jeb Bush's presidential campaign and try to raise more money for the former Florida governor. The weekend gathering, once billed as a "special appreciation event" for Jeb Bush's biggest financial backers, comes at a precarious time for his White House hopes. His campaign announced Friday it was making significant cutbacks, reportedly reducing its payroll by 40 percent, trimming travel costs by 20 percent and scaling back 45 percent on some other costs. Jeb...
  • Despite the law, statewide office holders dole out jobs to those with political ties (George P Bush)

    10/20/2015 4:04:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/18/15 | Brian M. Rosenthal
    At first glance, Hector Valle would seem like an odd fit for the state agency that oversees all public land in Texas. When the 37-year-old applied to join the Texas General Land Office last October, saying he wanted to be the agency's "special counsel" - a job that did not exist - his only work experience was as a Dallas anti-gang prosecutor. Valle had a special qualification, however: He had gone to law school with George P. Bush, the front-runner in what was then an upcoming election for land commissioner. Two weeks later, Bush won. Six days after that, Valle...

    10/20/2015 5:42:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/19/15 | KATIE MCHUGH
    Former Republican president George W. Bush told donors that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is his brother Jeb Bushs most formidable opponent in the GOP primary, according to Politico. Politico spoke to half a dozen donors at an Oct. 18 event in Denver. The attendees reported that Bush said I just dont like the guy. Bush also slammed Cruzs alliance with runaway frontrunner Donald Trump, who has repeatedly mocked Jeb as pathetic and low energy. -snip- The event was organized by the GOP establishment to bolster Jebs campaign. But it managed to attract only one hundred donors by offering last-minute,...
  • George P. Bush, Texas land commissioner and Jeb's son, hired most of staff in legally suspect way

    10/20/2015 5:26:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/20/15 | Peter Weber
    Last week, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush responded to criticism from his predecessor that he had replaced nonpartisan bureaucrats at the General Land Office with loyalists by explaining that many of the employees that he inherited in January were making too much money. "We're going to try our best to make it more objective, more fair, based about not your relationships, but based upon what you bring to the table," he said of his office, which oversees 13 million acres of Texas public lands, including leasing mineral rights to oil and gas companies. On Monday, the Houston Chronicle reported...
  • George W. Bush unleashes on Ted Cruz

    10/19/2015 5:20:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 230 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/19/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    Inside a sleek Denver condominium, George W. Bush let a hundred donors to his brothers campaign in on a secret. Of all the rival Republican candidates, there is one who gets under the former presidents skin, who he views as perhaps Jeb Bushs most serious rival for the partys nomination. It isnt Donald Trump, whose withering insults have sought to make Jeb pay a political price for his brothers presidency. It also isnt Marco Rubio, Jebs former understudy who now poses a serious threat to his establishment support. Its George W. Bushs former employee Ted Cruz. I just dont...
  • Bush fundraising off of Trumps 9/11 comments

    10/18/2015 12:41:26 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Jeb Bush is trying to capitalize off of Donald Trumps attacks on his brother, former President George W. Bush, asking supports to donate to fight back against Donald Trump. If you believe as I do that my brother kept this country safe and strong after those horrific attacks, then I need you to donate $5 and fight back against Donald Trump, Bushs campaign said in an email to supporters with a subject line reading, Help defend my brother.

    10/15/2015 7:26:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/15/15 | Mike Flynn
    Ahead of its required disclosure of third quarter fundraising, the Jeb Bush campaign says it is cutting back and being more frugal in its campaign spending. A Politico story on Thursday, sourced with a variety of Bush insiders is likely a pre-spin of disappointing fundraising over the summer. Conceived as a fundraising juggernaut that would shock and awe opponents into oblivion, Bushs campaign is suddenly struggling to raise hard dollars and increasingly economizing not because hes out of money, but to convince nervous donors, who are about to get their first look at his campaigns burn rate, that hes...
  • Essential Politics: Where the candidates go from here (George P. Bush skipping work Oct 22!)

    10/15/2015 6:32:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/14/15 | CHRISTINA BELLANTONI
    Im Christina Bellantoni, and this is Essential Politics. -snip- This event goes along with Bush and his family jetting on an intensive fundraising schedule this month. The candidate will also attend an Oct. 19 reception in Newport Beach, an Oct. 20 breakfast in Los Angeles. His son George P. Bush will attend a luncheon on Oct. 22 in Fresno.
  • George P. says Jebs on track. Yes, really (Also, George P. skipped work AGAIN last week)

    10/11/2015 9:19:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 10/10/15 | BUD KENNEDY
    By World Series time in 1999, George W. Bush was polling at 60 percent in his first race for the Republican presidential nomination. Today, Jeb Bush is closer to 6. Since the Rangers, the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs are all in the baseball playoffs the same year, we know anything is possible. But nobody would say Bush is in good shape except somebody on the same team. I think this is the position [where] hes always wanted to be, son George P. Bush said last week. He said it with a straight face. -snip- George P. Bush...
  • George P. Bush to campaign for dad Thursday and Friday (Ditches work again!)

    10/08/2015 4:09:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/6/15 | Brian M. Rosenthal
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is scheduled to headline fundraisers for father Jeb Bush's presidential campaign on Thursday and Friday in Washington, D.C., according to the campaign. The younger Bush is advertised as the main attraction for a reception Thursday evening and a luncheon Friday, according to public invitations. The reception is part of "Mission: Next," the young donor outreach program that the first-year land commissioner is co-chairing. A George P. Bush spokeswoman did not respond to a question about whether he had any official state business in the nation's capital.
  • Jeb Bush Calls In Dad, Brother To Help Struggling Campaign

    09/29/2015 11:29:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/15 | Mike Flynn
    On the campaign trail, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush frequently tries to allay concerns about the dynastic aspects of his candidacy. Im my own man, Jeb said during a speech earlier this year, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and experiences. As a fundraising quarter ends, however, Jeb is relying heavily on his father and brother to boost contributions to his struggling campaign. Former President George W. Bush hosted two fundraisers for Jeb last week. He is scheduled to host three more over the next few weeks. In October, George W. and former President George H. W....
  • State criticized for claiming ownership of Alamo artifacts (P. Bush's jihad on Texas history)

    09/28/2015 12:27:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    AP Lubbock Online ^ | 9/26/15 | David Warren
    Leading academics, archivists and others are criticizing efforts by Texas officials to claim ownership of part of a historical collection at the Alamo thats considered one of the states most important treasures. In a letter sent Friday to General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush, the group argues that the private library maintained by the nonprofit Daughters of the Republic of Texas is one of the finest research facilities in the state. The letter notes the library houses about 38,000 items, from books, maps and flags to paintings, manuscripts and other artifacts. The letter contends that the General Land Offices...
  • George P. Bush reboot of land office has campaign, family ties

    09/22/2015 1:50:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Ft Worth Star Telegram ^ | 9/19/15 | Ft Worth Star Telegram
    Less than a year after being elected to lead the oldest state agency in Texas, Land Commissioner George P. Bush has dramatically remade the General Land Office by ousting most of its longtime leaders and replacing many with people with ties to his campaign and family. Eleven of the top 18 officials on the agencys organizational chart a year ago have been fired or forced out or have quit, and more could leave soon in an overhaul that Bush has described as a reboot. In their place, Bush, a former Fort Worth resident, has given top jobs to two of...
  • Jeb Bushs Cerebral Debate Style Faces a Test: Donald Trump

    09/13/2015 12:47:35 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/13/15 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    On the debate stage, Jeb Bush has committed the sin of over-explanation, answering a pithy 1994 attack on his business career with so many details about leases and debts that a baffled crowd erupted into boos. He has delivered high-minded put-downs, promising in a 1998 face-off to establish a charter school for people that distort the facts and mischievously guaranteeing admission to his opponent. And he has mangled seemingly simple sentences, vowing in a 2002 confrontation that we can make Florida a bright have a brighter future for for all Floridians. In a Republican presidential debate season dominated...
  • Active role in father's campaign taking George P. Bush away from day job (Busted!)

    09/12/2015 7:12:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Spiked on 9/11/15; Unspiked on 9/12/15 | Brian M. Rosenthal
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has been out of the state or otherwise off of work nearly half of the time since his father entered the GOP race for president, records show, raising questions about whether the scion is fulfilling his pledge to remain focused on his first elected office. Personal time - both related to the presidential race and for other reasons - took the commissioner away for the equivalent of 23 of the first 50 work days after father Jeb Bush announced his bid on June 15, according to a Houston Chronicle analysis of records obtained under...
  • Laura Bush hits fundraising circuit for Jeb (Panic and Desperation)

    09/12/2015 7:03:54 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/12/15 | Cory Bennett
    Laura Bush is hitting the fundraising circuit to help reinvigorate her brother-in-laws presidential campaign. The former first lady is scheduled to host a pair of fundraisers to benefit former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush next month in the Sunshine State, Bloomberg reported. On Oct. 6, Laura Bush will host a group of donors in suburban Orlando. The next day, shell jointly host a second event in Palm Beach with Columba Bush, Jeb's wife. The former two-term Republican governor has tried not to tie himself too closely to his brother former President George W. Bushs administration. But in recent days, Bush has...
  • George P. Bush to speak at Riverside County GOP's Liberty Dinner (P. to skip work again!)

    09/12/2015 10:21:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    PE ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeff Horseman
    Those who dont regularly follow politics might not be familiar with George P. Bush. But theyve surely heard of his father, uncle and grandfather. The son of former Florida governor and 2016 White House hopeful Jeb Bush, George P. Bush will deliver the keynote speech at the Republican Party of Riverside Countys annual Liberty Dinner on Oct. 15. Having been elected Texas land commissioner in 2014, George P. Bush, 39, is the grandson of Americas 41st president, George H.W. Bush, and the nephew of the 43rd president, George W. Bush. George P. Bush is a rising star in the Republican...
  • George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, George W. Bush to appear at Jeb Bush donor event

    08/20/2015 10:21:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/20/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    For a candidate who insists "I'm my own man" anytime he's asked about his famous family lineage, Jeb Bush sure likes calling in blood relatives to help raise campaign cash. The Republican presidential contender is hosting another campaign donor retreat in late October his parents, former president George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush, once again promise to be headliners at the "Jeb Celebration" to be held in Houston, and another notable Bush will be in attendance as well: his older brother, former president George W. Bush. The event is billed as an end-of-quarter meeting of top...