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In new Web ad Jeb Bush attacks Hillary Clinton on (his) transparency vs. (her) secrecy

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The conventional wisdom among some political observers is that whatever is happening this summer in U.S. politics, next year’s presidential contest will inevitably come down to a Jeb v. Hillary contest.

Whether that will happen will be known soon enough.

In the interim, Jeb Bush‘s campaign team continues to look past Donald Trump and aim their energy at Hillary Clinton in a new Web ad released Thursday morning called Transparency vs. Secrecy.

In it, the Bush team uses cable and broadcast news footage of anchors and commentators contrasting Bush’s accessibility vs. Clinton’s “secrecy issues,” certainly as it pertains to the ongoing controversy – and now investigation – of the email she sent and received through her own email account and server.

Footage shows Bush at the Iowa state fair giving his email address – – and showing reporters  Al Hunt of The Wall Street Journal and Michael Crowley at POLITICO praising Bush’s accessibility, with other commentators taking Clinton to task for a lack of transparency.


Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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