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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Jeb Forms 527 - Preparing for Future Run for National Office?

Gov. Jeb Bush formed his Foundation for Florida's Future some time ago and was busy raising money, hiring political operatives, and spending a great deal of money on media and polling. He has now formed a more overtly political arm - the Foundation for Florida's Future Action Fund. The new organization has already received $100,000 from developer Gary Morse.

If Bush is seriously considering accepting a potential offer to be a vice-presidential candidate in 2008, then forming a 527 organization sends a very clear signal that he is still politically ambitious - and available. However, he also maintains the sort of plausible deniability he would not have if he were to form a PAC or exploratory committee.

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