Jeb Bush Files for Leadership PAC, Will Take Your Money Now


In another major sign that former he is seriously considering a run for the 2016 GOP nomination, Florida Governor Jeb Bush filed paperwork Tuesday to form a political action committee.

The Right to Rise PAC “will celebrate success and risk taking, protect liberty, cherish free enterprise, strengthen our national defense, embrace the energy revolution, fix our broken and obsolete immigration system, and give all children a better future by transforming our education system through choice, high standards and accountability,” a source told Fox News.

More likely it will fund Bush staffers, polling, travel, and other campaign necessities in anticipation of a crowded primary field. The move is far and away the most aggressive yet by any presumptive 2016 nominee, and may be an attempt to intimidate other candidates out of the field.

Bush announced the new PAC with two Vine-like dealies on Facebook, one in English and one in Spanish:

The PAC already has a website, which asks for your Instagram handle when you first land on it.

The nascent campaign has already run into its first challenge: Bush’s views on gay marriage, as Florida is set to begin issuing marriage licenses today following a court ruling. Bush said Monday the issue should be a state decision, and then was forced to distance himself an oped about the subject from the mid-90s.

Bush has also resigned from numerous boards in anticipation of a run.

[h/t Fox News]

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