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Analysis: Jeb Bush comeback strategy backfires in GOP debate

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Jeb Bush sought to calm anxious donors with a comeback strategy focused on taking down rival Marco Rubio. But Bush’s plan backfired badly on national television in the third GOP presidential debate. Instead of generating much needed momentum, Bush’s attack on his onetime protege raised new questions about his underwhelming candidacy in the primary contest he was once expected to dominate. And Bush’s continued struggles highlight a deepening sense of uncertainty settling over a 2016 Republican presidential race that remains…

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Already eyeing general election, Jeb Bush builds data operation

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Months before the first primaries, Jeb Bush and his allies are building a data-driven operation to turn out voters in the general election much later — spending heavily on the assumption he will overcome his sluggish start and win the Republican presidential nomination. It’s a strategy aimed at avoiding a 2016 repeat of the GOP’s glaring deficiencies in using technology to get their supporters to vote four years ago. But it’s already hit a roadblock. Bush and his advisers have…

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Jeb Bush raises twice as much as Marco Rubio, but Rubio has more cash on hand

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Jeb Bush’s campaign announced on Thursday that the GOP candidate raised $13.4 million in the past three months. That’s more than double the $6 million that fellow South Florida presidential candidate Marco Rubio raised in the third-quarter. However, the Rubio camp is touting the fact its man currently has $11 million cash-on-hand. Bush has $10.3 million. Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz wrote in a memo (as reported by The Wall Street Journal), “We knew from the start this was going to be a hard-fought and close race, but…

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Jeb Bush to hold events in Tallahassee and Orlando in next 10 days

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While Jeb Bush continues to campaign on the West Coast this week, his campaign announced several events that will bring the former Florida governor back to the Sunshine State over the course of the rest of July. On Monday he’ll be in Tallahassee talking about reforming Washington. “It’s about making it so that folks in Washington, Iowa or in Mount Washington, New Hampshire aren’t at a disadvantage because of the decisions reached in the nation’s capital,” said campaign manager Danny…

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As Jeb Bush enters race, American Bridge ad blasts ‘botched’ campaign

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As Jeb Bush ends months of speculation on Monday by announcing a 2016 White House run, American Bridge 21st Century shoots back with a new digital ad claiming the former governor botched his campaign before it even began. In the 90-second spot – “Jeb Bush 2016: ‘Mission Accomplished’”– the progressive organization focuses on a series of “failures” of the burgeoning campaign. Bush, according to the clip, couldn’t scare off potential challengers and his campaign has been plagued by reports of staff…

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Is Pickett’s Charge the right comparison for the Jeb Bush campaign?

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Other than soliciting millions of dollars in his unannounced campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination, few things have gone as planned for Jeb Bush. Now it seems we can add one more. Although it’s true that the former Florida governor – just hours away from officially launching a White House bid – already raised boatloads of cash, he still fights to win over conservatives, distinguish himself from his brother’s contentious presidency and cement his position as the Republican front runner. “He just…

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