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  • Bush super PAC spends over $21 million for TV ads in early states (Presses panic button!)

    08/29/2015 7:13:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/29/15 | REENA FLORES
    Right to Rise USA, a super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in his bid for the White House, is spending just over $21 million in television advertising for key early-voting states. For ads running from the middle of September through the end of the year in Iowa, the super PAC spent $6 million, according to Right to Rise spokesperson Paul Lindsay. In South Carolina the pro-Bush organization has spent just under $4 million for ads running from September 22 to the close of December. Right to Rise is putting the bulk of its advertising dollars in New Hampshire,...
  • Jeb Bush loses his top fundraisers after they leave campaign amid 'questions

    08/29/2015 6:49:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/29/15 | Chris Spargo
    Jeb Bush loses his top fundraisers after they leave campaign amid 'questions about the strength of his candidacy' with Donald Trump claiming they quit. Three of Jeb Bush's top fundraisers abruptly left his campaign on Friday. Consultants Kris Money, Trey McCarley, and Debbie Aleksander reportedly stepped down amid 'questions about the strength of [Bush's] candidacy'. Some claim the three were let go by the campaign after not raising enough money, while Donald Trump said on Twitter the three 'quit'. It was revealed earlier this week that Bush was trying to cut back on campaign spending and some employees' paychecks had...
  • Trio of top fundraisers depart Jeb Bush campaign

    08/29/2015 1:33:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/29/15 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    A trio of top fundraisers have abandoned Jeb Bush's presidential campaign, citing concerns that the former Florida governor is losing steam and support, Politico reported Saturday. According to Politico, three leading fundraising consultants in Bush's home state — Kris Money, Trey McCarley and Debbie Aleksander — left his campaign while continuing to work on his super PAC. However, others reportedly said Money, McCarley ad Aleksander were dismissed because their roles no longer needed to be filled. "This wasn't a shock to anybody," a campaign source reportedly told Politico. "There were just some personality problems [which] happens when you have a...
  • REPORT: Jeb Bush's campaign has lost three of its top fundraisers

    08/29/2015 11:36:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/29/15 | Julia La Roche
    Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush's campaign had three fundraisers suddenly depart on Friday, Politico's Alex Isenstadt and Marc Caputo report. Kris Money, Trey McCarley, and Debbie Alexander, who were all based in Florida, are no longer with the Bush campaign, the report said. They are, however, still with Bush's Right to Rise Super PAC. Politico reports that there are different accounts of what happened. The three fundraisers are said to have quit. One source claimed that there were some "personality problems" within the campaign. Other sources told Politico the three were let go because they were...
  • Trump mocks Jeb for losing fundraisers

    08/29/2015 11:19:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/29/15 | Rebecca Shabad
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday mocked primary opponent Jeb Bush on Twitter after reports that three of Bush's top fundraisers left his presidential campaign. Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump Wow, Jeb Bush just lost three of his top fundraisers - they quit! 7:45 AM - 29 Aug 2015 · Queens, NY, United States Three Florida-based fundraising consultants — Kris Money, Trey McCarley and Debbie Alexander — said they voluntarily quit Bush’s campaign, Politico reported Saturday. They said they are still continuing to work with Bush’s Right to Rise Super-PAC.
  • Jeb Bush’s Campaign Makes Appeal Amid Fund-Raising Woes

    08/29/2015 11:14:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/29/15 | Jonathan Martin
    Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, which to date has raised significantly more than his Republican rivals’, is encountering difficulties matching its torrid pace as Mr. Bush slips in the polls and top party donors continue to withhold their commitments. A finance aide for Mr. Bush sent an email to contributors Friday with an invitation to a breakfast fund-raiser in Washington next month with a pointed plea that the former Florida governor’s supporters find new donors. “Please note – this is new money only,” wrote Sarah Corsaro, the staff member, adding: “We are utilizing this event to drive in new funds” for...
  • Who had the worst week in Washington? Jeb Bush.

    08/29/2015 5:51:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/27/15 | Chris Cillizza
    When you’ve got one foot in a bear trap, the natural reaction is to scramble to get your other foot to safe ground. But what if, in your panic, you step in another bear trap? That’s what Jeb Bush did this past week. Trying to make amends with irate Latino voters after he used the term “anchor babies” to describe the U.S.-citizen children of undocumented immigrants who cross the border to give birth, he unleashed this gem by way of “explanation”: “What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there’s organized efforts — and...
  • Jeb: Trump's campaign is all about himself

    08/29/2015 5:29:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/28/15 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump's presidential campaign slogan is "Make America Great Again!" — but Jeb Bush says Trump's campaign is all about himself. “Here’s a guy, larger than life, it’s all about him,” Bush said of the GOP presidential front-runner during a speech in Norfolk, Va. on Friday, according to The Washington Times. “I wake up thinking, ‘Wow, people are really struggling and suffering,’” Bush said. “That’s what I focus on, that’s what I think about: How do we make sure that people can be lifted up?” “For him, it’s all about him,” he added of Trump. “He’s tapped into this anger...
  • Jeb Bush makes campaign stop in Hampton Roads (Crowd of about 200...)

    08/28/2015 3:24:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 8/28/15 | Bill Bartel
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush brought his presidential campaign to Hampton Roads on Friday, spending about an hour telling a crowd of mostly veterans of his plans to boost military spending, repair the Veterans Administration and explaining why he’s a better choice than GOP front runner Donald Trump. -snip- Surrounded by about 200 people in a rented room at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4809 in Norfolk, the candidate vowed to end automatic cuts in defense spending. -snip- He was joined at the VFW event by former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Richmond Republican, who announced his support...
  • Jeb Bush’s foot-in-mouth problem

    08/28/2015 8:23:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/28/15 | Dana Milbank
    What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Jeb Bush has been stumping his way across the country, explaining what he would do as president. But nobody seems to understand what the heck he’s talking about. In July, he said that “people need to work longer hours” as part of an economic recovery. Then he said his remarks had been misinterpreted. A couple of weeks later he said “we need to figure out a way to phase out” Medicare. Then he complained that critics were taking his remarks out of context. A week or so after that, he proclaimed that...
  • Is Jeb Losing His Fund-Raising Mojo?

    08/28/2015 6:33:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/25/15 | Stephen Kruiser
    We can only hope. There are signs that Jeb Bush’s fundraising juggernaut is losing some momentum, after banking a stunning $120 million for his campaign and super PAC in the first half of the year. A prominent Florida donor backing Bush said the former Sunshine State governor and his supporting super PAC are having to work even harder to keep up the pace, as hard-money contributions have been harder to come by in recent weeks. “The debate performance scared a few people,” said Brian Ballard, a Tallahassee lobbyist backing Bush. “But I think the campaign’s trouble raising money right now...
  • Bush Supporters Say Jeb More Energetic (Crowd of 400)

    08/27/2015 8:01:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    WKRG ^ | 8/26/15 | Pat Peterson
    Many of the more than 400 people who attended a Jeb Bush town hall meeting in Pensacola say the former governor was more engaged with the crowd and more passionate when discussing key issues. Bush is not known for his public speaking skills. He’ll be the first to tell you he’s not an entertainer, but he appeared to be more enthusiastic and animated at the small venue today. Jeb Bush seems to do well when speaking to smaller, more intimate groups. His main opponent, however, thrives at chaotic, massive events.
  • Editorial: Jeb Bush the responsible one on immigration

    08/27/2015 7:10:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8/25/15 | Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board
    Jeb Bush wrote the book on immigration. Donald Trump blusters about it and appeals to the worst impulses of Americans who feel threatened by the nation's increasing diversity that they are powerless to stop. It is up to the former Florida governor to take the high road on a smarter approach to immigration policy and to call out Trump's pandering pledge to "take back our country'' even as other Republican presidential candidates meekly fall in line with the bombastic baiting. Bush ramped up his criticism of Trump's reckless immigration pledges this week at a campaign stop in a Texas border...
  • Jeb, get ahold of yourself

    08/27/2015 5:19:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 8/27/15 | Matt Bai
    Despite what you may have read or watched or come across in a fortune cookie, Donald Trump isn’t actually running away with the Republican nomination, and the only thing he’s “dominating” right now is media coverage. Here’s some perspective for you: As late as October 2011, a pizza magnate named Herman Cain was leading the Republican field with roughly 30 percent of the vote, or about the same as Trump’s zenith in recent polls. The main difference is that Mitt Romney had locked down the establishment vote in 2011 and was running just a few points behind. Trump, on the...
  • Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

    08/26/2015 5:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rob Milford
    Republican Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a group at a Florida rally about his Texas border trip and explained why a border wall wouldn’t be practical or conservative. Bush returned to the friendly turf of the Sunshine State on Wednesday, with a town hall style meeting in Pensacola. Pensacola is a solidly conservative town in the Florida panhandle. He spoke of his experience as the state’s former governor, but only answered a single question about the Border Crisis. “I went to McAllen, Texas, in Hildago County, last week and met with the Mayors, the County Judge,...
  • Jeb Bush's campaign looks to cut costs

    08/26/2015 3:12:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/25/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign is trying to trim back its spending as the Republican primary race heats up, according to The New York Times. “We have continued to look at how to make every department more efficient with the goal of being resourced well enough to win primaries and caucuses,” communications director Tim Miller said. Miller said the campaign has tried to run “as lean and efficient an effort as possible with one goal: winning the Republican nomination." Two people briefed on the matter also said some staff members took pay cuts as a part of the belt-tightening.
  • Jeb Clarifies ‘Anchor Babies’ Comments, Calls Himself ‘Bicultural’

    08/26/2015 2:03:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/15 | TRENT BAKER
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush clarified his “anchor babies” comments after being confronted by protestors in Englewood, CO Tuesday morning. -snip- “Look, my record is pretty clear. I’m married to a Mexican-American United States citizen. I’m immersed in the culture. I’m bilingual. I feel like I’m bicultural. I’m proud of the diversity of my own family.”
  • Immigration Issues Hang Over Jeb Bush's Colorado Campaign Stop

    08/26/2015 1:58:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    KKTV ^ | 8/26/15 | AP
    Jeb Bush came to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post to talk about veterans' affairs but two words hung over the town hall event in a Denver suburb Tuesday: anchor babies. -snip- "When I was 17 years old, I fell in love with Columba Garnica de Bush," he said, referring to his Mexican-born wife. "It's going to be really hard for me to get lectured to by anybody about the politics of immigration."
  • Bush on Jorge Ramos: Reporters Deserve 'A Little More Respect'

    08/26/2015 1:49:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 115 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/26/15 | CARRIE DANN
    Jeb Bush says that Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, who was escorted out of a press conference held by Donald Trump on Tuesday night, should have been "treated with a little more respect." "I think people with the press ought to be treated with a little more respect and dignity," he told reporters. Ramos was removed from the press conference after Trump accused him of interrupting another reporter to ask a question about immigration policy. Ramos was later allowed back into the room. Bush's comments came after a town hall event in Pensacola, Florida, where Bush continued to blast Trump's immigration...
  • On home turf, Bush unloads on Trump: ‘He should be held to account just like me’

    08/26/2015 1:42:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/26/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    "Do we have to talk about this guy?" That's how Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush responded as a supporter began asking him about businessman Donald Trump. But a few moments later, Bush unloaded. "I was going to talk to you in the Mexican language," the man said as he started asking his question. Bush and the crowd laughed at his reference to Trump, who has hectored Bush for "speaking Mexican" at least once. The man wanted to know whether Bush would critique Trump's border security plan, which includes calls to build a tall wall and pay for it by seizing...
  • Jeb Bush Falls Into a Trap

    08/26/2015 5:22:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/25/15 | The Editorial Board
    Jeb Bush went to the border town of McAllen, Tex., on Monday to raise money and to talk about immigration, in English and fluent Spanish. Because the Republican presidential campaign has been so fixated on border security and the immigrant peril — thank you, Donald Trump — it was a chance to see how the supposed expert on this fraught subject handled it. Short version: He was awful. In less than 15 minutes, Mr. Bush managed to step on his message, to give Mr. Trump a boost and to offend Asian-Americans, a growing population that is every bit as important...
  • Bush, having trouble raising money, cuts salaries for staffers

    08/26/2015 5:17:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/26/15 | Newsmachete
    Remember when Jeb Bush was on top of the polls? Or Scott Walker? Both have now fallen to the point where they are fighting for table scraps, tied for fourth place in New Hampshire. Bush has 7%, while Trump has 35%. A new national poll is no better for Bush, showing Trump with a 30-point lead (40% to 10%) over Bush. And now Bush is apparently having trouble raising money and, incredibly, paying staffers: A prominent Florida donor backing Bush said the former Sunshine State governor and his supporting super PAC are having to work even harder to keep up...
  • Jeb Bush’s fundraising juggernaut shows signs of slowing

    08/26/2015 5:12:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/25/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    After raising a stunning $120 million, Bush’s fundraising operations are finding it difficult to keep pace. There are signs that Jeb Bush’s fundraising juggernaut is losing some momentum, after banking a stunning $120 million for his campaign and super PAC in the first half of the year. A prominent Florida donor backing Bush said the former Sunshine State governor and his supporting super PAC are having to work even harder to keep up the pace, as hard-money contributions have been harder to come by in recent weeks. “The debate performance scared a few people,” said Brian Ballard, a Tallahassee lobbyist...
  • Jeb Bush says 'Anchor Babies' comment was about Asians, not Hispanics

    08/25/2015 8:33:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 8/25/15 | Analise Ortiz
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended the term “anchor babies” Monday during a visit to McAllen, saying the comment wouldn’t hurt him with Hispanic voters. Bush stopped at Palenque Grill on Monday — after a fundraiser at the McAllen Country Club and meeting with local leaders — to speak about immigration and border security. Action 4 News reporter Analise Ortiz asked Bush about using the derogatory term “anchor babies” during an interview with talk show host Bill Bennett on Aug. 19. “What I was talking about is the specific case of fraud being committed, where there’s organized efforts,” Bush said....
  • Asian Americans Tweet Outrage After Jeb Bush 'Anchor Baby' Gaffe

    08/25/2015 8:16:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/25/15 | FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG
    GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush's clarification of his usage of the term, "anchor baby" did not go over well with Asian Americans, who took to Twitter Monday evening in response to the former Florida governor's latest remarks. Bush, conflating the current debate over undocumented immigration with maternity tourism, effectively shifted the focus surrounding the use of the controversial term "anchor babies," from Hispanics to Asians. "What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed, where there's organized efforts -- and frankly it's more related to Asian people coming into our country -- having children in that...
  • Protesters expected to greet Jeb Bush in Englewood over ‘anchor babies’ comments

    08/25/2015 5:54:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    KDVR ^ | 8/25/15 | JIM HOOLEY AND CNN WIRE
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will take part in a town hall meeting on Tuesday morning, but he also is expected to be met by a group protesters. Bush is holding the town hall to discuss veterans affairs at the VFW Post in Englewood. But a big demonstration is planned across the street. The protesters are upset that Bush and other Republican presidential candidates have used the term “anchor babies” over the past couple of weeks. Bush has used the term in stops around the country when discussing immigration. It describes the children who are born on U.S. soil to...
  • The Problem with Jeb Bush

    08/25/2015 5:31:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/25/15 | Crystal Wright
    What in the world has happened to Jeb Bush? The man with a powerful last name -- who the Republican Party thought could leap into the 2016 nomination with a single bound -- looks more like a puny contender than a political Superman. According to a Rasmussen poll, 57 per cent of Republican voters believe that Donald Trump will be the GOP nominee. A mere two months ago, Trump ranked near the bottom of the 12 declared GOP candidates at the time. He now leads the field of 17 candidates. Jeb’s got the money and political dynasty but he doesn’t...
  • Bush embraces same state-based tuition-free plan as Obama

    08/25/2015 2:20:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/24/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Jeb Bush threw his support behind a Tennessee plan to give two years of community college to students tuition free on Monday, the same plan that helped inspire President Obama’s similar proposal earlier this year. “We’ve got to make sure that we can get a four-year degree done in four years,” he said in answer to a question Monday during a press conference after a meeting on the U.S.-Mexican border in Texas. “There are great programs around the country, one of the ones I most admire is a project called Tennessee Promise, where every student that participates gets their community...
  • Jeb Bush defends 'anchor baby' use, at times in Spanish

    08/24/2015 6:57:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/24/15 | Ashley Killough
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday it's "ludicrous" that Democrats are attacking him for using the term "anchor baby" last week while talking about illegal immigration. "This is all how politics is played. And by the way, I think we all need to take a step back and chill out a little bit as it relates to the political correctness, that somehow you have to be scolded every time you say something," said the Republican presidential candidate. Speaking in English just as much as in Spanish, Bush took questions from reporters here in the border town of McAllen, Texas,...
  • Jeb Bush: Dreamers Deserve A Path To Citizenship

    08/24/2015 3:49:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/15 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Given the opportunity to get to the White House, presidential candidate Jeb Bush would fight to grant Dreamers a path to citizenship while working to fix the broken immigration system in America. “I, as President, I would go to congress and change the law to give them not a residency but citizenship,” Bush said in Spanish during a meeting attended by this writer.
  • Jeb: Trump Immigration Plan ‘Unrealistic,’ ‘Will Violate Civil Liberties,’ ‘Not Conservative’

    08/24/2015 1:22:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/24/2015 | Pam Key
    Monday in Texas at the U.S.–Mexico border, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush criticized front-runner Donald Trump’s “unrealistic” immigration plan. Bush said, “The proposal made by another candidate of building a fence based on the common sense practices that are being applied here doesn’t work. You have to have a deeper strategy than just building a fence.”
  • Ahead of border visit, Hispanic Republicans defend Jeb Bush over 'anchor baby'

    08/24/2015 11:28:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/23/15 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush makes a stop near the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, on Monday, just days after Democrats railed the Republican presidential candidate for defending his use of the term "anchor babies" while talking about illegal immigration. Bush -- seeking a reputation as a moderate Republican when it comes to immigration policy -- has hopes to help woo Hispanic voters. But Democrats are pouncing on his use of the term -- which many find offensive -- to paint him as disingenuous. Hillary Clinton joined Democratic groups and some Latinos in condemning his comments last week. "How about 'babies,' 'children,' or...
  • Jeb Bush will talk border security during McAllen visit today (Won't visit border)

    08/24/2015 10:59:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 8/24/15 | Aaron Nelsen
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush visits deep South Texas today for a private meeting with local officials to discuss border security, the economy and other issues. Bush will also attend a campaign luncheon where contribution levels start at $1,000, while the highest level of $15,000 buys priority seating for two and membership in the so-called Texas Leadership Committee, comprised of generous Texas GOP donors. Before leaving the Rio Grande Valley, the former Florida governor will hold an afternoon news conference. Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who toured Laredo in July, commented Monday morning on “Fox and Friends” that Bush would find...
  • Jeb Bush arrives in McAllen for border security briefing, fundraiser

    08/24/2015 10:53:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 8/24/15 | Dave Hendricks
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush arrived at McAllen-Miller International Airport on Monday for a presidential campaign fundraiser and border security briefing. Bush plans to meet privately with local leaders to discuss border security. He’ll also hold a fundraiser at the McAllen Country Club, where the minimum donation will be $1,000 per person.
  • Jeb Bush is headed to the U.S.-Mexico border on an un-Trump tour

    08/24/2015 8:47:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/24/15 | Jose A. DelReal
    McALLEN, TEXAS — As Donald Trump did last month, Jeb Bush will visit the U.S.-Mexico border Monday. As Trump did, Bush will meet with local officials to discuss immigration policy and border security during his one-day trip. That's where the similarities stop. The former Florida governor's trip has been framed as a Trump contrast tour, designed to highlight the sharp differences between his plan and the current Republican front-runner's. Bush previewed the message last week: Bush is the “only candidate in the presidential field who has put forward a serious, conservative, comprehensive set of solutions to fix our broken immigration...
  • Jeb Bush gets polite -- but not adoring -- response at conservative summit

    08/23/2015 5:34:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 8/22/15 | Fox News Latino
    Casting himself as a tax-cutting, passionate government reformer, Jeb Bush drew merely polite applause Friday from thousands of the nation's most-active tea party conservatives gathered at the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers' summit. Only when the Republican presidential candidate wrapped up his 20-minute speech by calling for a military buildup did the more than 3,000 conservatives from around the nation join in a sustained cheer for Bush, a familiar face in American politics but a newcomer in front of the tea party crowd.
  • Jeb Bush sets itinerary for McAllen visit (Won't visit Texas-Mexico border on Monday...)

    08/23/2015 5:26:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Valley Star ^ | 8/22/15 | Valley Star
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is slated to hold a private roundtable meeting with local officials Monday to discuss border security issues as well as related economic and community issues, according to former Pharr commissioner A. Jimmy Garza. After the meeting, the former Florida governor is set to have a news conference at 2:30 p.m. inside Palenque Grill, 606 E. Expressway 83 in McAllen, where he plans to touch on the discussions he’ll have with the undisclosed officials, said Garza, who’s a Republican. Bush is also planning a private luncheon at noon, which costs at least $1,000 to attend. Those...
  • Sad Little !Jeb Plane: Bush Super Pac Attempts To Troll Trump, Gives Former Governor A Black

    08/23/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/22/15 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sad Little !Jeb Plane: Bush Super Pac Attempts To Troll Trump, Gives Former Governor A Black Man’s Hand In Mailer. A Super PAC backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president with more than $100 million is officially embarrassing itself. Just one day after the Bush Super PAC Right to Rise USA flew a tiny plane with a banner attached to the end of it over 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s Mobile, Alabama rally, the geniuses backing yet another Bush for president appear to have photoshopped a black man’s hand onto the former Florida governor. -snip- “Moments before Trump was...
  • Jeb Bush to Host Pensacola Town Hall (10,000 to attend?)

    08/21/2015 8:18:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    WKRG ^ | 8/21/15 | WKRG Staff
    According to, Governor Jeb Bush plans to hold a town hall rally in Pensacola. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. It will take place at the Pensacola Bay Center, located at 201 East Gregory Street. You can register for tickets at the EventBrite page, or by clicking here. This is event comes on the heels of a rally hosted by Donald Trump in Mobile.
  • Jeb Bush to address conservative group in Columbus on Friday

    08/21/2015 4:35:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    WKBN AP ^ | 8/21/15 | Thomas Beaumont and Julie Bykowicz
    Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are opening the tea party’s door for Republican Jeb Bush, whose time as Florida governor preceded the movement. It’s a valuable opportunity for a presidential contender whose competition is some of the tea party’s biggest success stories. On Friday in Columbus, Ohio, Bush is making his first appearance at the annual summit of Americans for Prosperity, the Kochs’ flagship conservative organization. He’ll address an expected 3,000 activists as the conference’s keynote speaker. That debut comes after the Kochs introduced Bush earlier this month to some of the most generous donors in their political network....
  • Bush struggles to keep spotlight, break away from last name

    08/20/2015 2:59:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2015 5:39 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne and Steve Peoples
    Having been knocked from his front-runner perch, a fiery Jeb Bush lashed out at Republican rival Donald Trump on Thursday as the former Florida governor fights to energize his stalled campaign and stop the billionaire businessman’s summer surge. Bush’s name recognition and money—see his recent $100 million-plus fundraising haul—have kept him near the top of the Republican pack, where he has saved his most aggressive criticism for Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton for much of the year. Now slipping in the polls, Bush abruptly changed course over the last 24 hours, following some Republican competitors who acknowledge Trump has become a...
  • Fiery Jeb Bush gets testy over 'anchor babies' term

    08/20/2015 2:45:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/20/15 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush on Thursday defended using the term "anchor babies" after Democrats hounded the former Florida governor and his presidential rival, Donald Trump, for using the term this week. "No, I don't. I don't regret it," Bush said sharply, growing testy with a questioner while talking to reporters. Pressed further, a more agitated Bush fired off: "No, do you have a better term? OK, you give me, you give me a better term and I'll use it. I'm serious." Interestingly, it was an answer that Trump gave almost verbatim the night before, also in New Hampshire, when a reporter asked...
  • Jeb Bush: ‘Anchor babies’ not an offensive term

    08/20/2015 11:57:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/20/15 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Jeb Bush on Thursday said he doesn’t think the term “anchor babies” is offensive, wading further into the controversial debate over birthright citizenship that was sparked by Donald Trump. “Give me another word” than “anchor babies,” he challenged while speaking at a press conference in Keene, New Hampshire Thursday. On Wednesday, Bush used the term himself as he called for greater enforcement on people who he said were abusing birthright citizenship.
  • 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...
  • Jeb Bush to Hold Fundraiser With Father, Brother

    08/20/2015 7:55:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/20/15 | PATRICK O'CONNOR
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is bringing out the big guns for his next donor summit, turning to his father and brother to headline the event in Texas this fall, according to a copy of the invitation. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will be the big draw at the third major-donor conference Jeb Bush has organized to raise money for his 2016 White House bid. The Houston gathering, dubbed the “Jeb Celebration,” illustrates the pros and cons of Jeb Bush’s famous bloodline because it is sure to draw legions of donors loyal to his dad and...
  • Jeb Bush donors reach out to Kasich-supporting super PAC

    08/20/2015 5:16:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/20/15 | Fox News
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich's climb up the polls in the GOP presidential race has not gone unnoticed by supporters of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. A spokesperson for New Day for America, the super PAC supporting Kasich, told Fox News late Wednesday that several Bush donors have been in contact with the organization in recent days. The spokesperson declined to elaborate how many donors had contacted the PAC or whether they had donated any money. The apparent shift comes as Kasich has been collecting endorsements from several key Republican players. Earlier this week, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley threw his support...
  • Jeb Bush calls for crackdown on 'anchor babies'

    08/20/2015 5:04:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8/19/15 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush said Wednesday he disagrees with Donald Trump's call to end birthright citizenship but echoed Marco Rubio's call a day earlier to prevent abuses, which Bush described with a loaded term. "This is a right of the 14th amendment and I just don’t think it's legitimate to say we're going to change our Constitution and that's going to solve our problem. I don’t think that's the proper thing to do," Bush said. But appearing on Bill Bennett's radio show, Bush set off Democrats by calling for more enforcement and using the term "anchor babies." “If there’s abuse, if people...
  • Jeb Bush Leveraged Political Connections For Clients And Allies After Leaving Florida Governorship

    08/19/2015 12:46:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    IBT ^ | 8/13/15 | Andrew Perez
    Jeb Bush Leveraged Political Connections For Clients And Allies After Leaving Florida Governorship, Emails Show. Four years out of office, Jeb Bush was acting as a paid consultant to a for-profit education company that makes its money helping universities offer online classes. Seeking to grow the business, the former Florida governor emailed an old associate who was now the president of Florida International University, a public university that was already paying Bush’s firm to operate its Internet-based MBA program. The profitability of his firm’s arrangement with the taxpayer-funded school “warms my heart,” Bush wrote to FIU president Mark Rosenberg in...
  • Jeb Bush pitches "total voucherization" at education summit

    08/19/2015 12:40:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/19/15 | STEPHANIE CONDON
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and other 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls on Wednesday endorsed school vouchers as a means of driving competition and innovation in the nation's school systems. "Why not allow total voucherization? Nevada is moving in this direction," Bush said at a New Hampshire education summit. "Let the suppliers come up with the creative solutions, have high expectations and accountability, and get out of the way." Bush said schools would benefit from "innovation" since "the system we have today is still designed as though it was in the 1930's."
  • Jeb Bush calls for broad surveillance

    08/19/2015 7:48:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/19/15 | Bill Barrow, Associated Press
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said Tuesday that the government should have broad surveillance powers of Americans and private technology firms should cooperate better with intelligence agencies to help combat "evildoers." At a national security forum in the early voting state of South Carolina, Bush put himself at odds with Republican congressional leaders who earlier this year voted to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records. The former Florida governor said Congress should revisit its changes to the Patriot Act, and he dismissed concerns from civil libertarians who say the program violated citizens' constitutionally protected privacy rights....