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Ridiculous politics: ’80s pop band or Super PAC?

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Nothing highlights the ridiculousness of modern-day politics better than satire. A 2015 version of that means deciphering between some silly pop culture genre or theme and a political one. It’s this mentality that gave us the nuggets of awesome that were “Who said it, Donald Trump or Ron Burgundy” or a similar one picking out quotes from both the Donald and Lucille Bluthe from Arrested Development. Now, in order to highlight just how utterly stupid most Super PAC names are,…

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Jeb Bush’s Right to Rise PAC starts spending its cash on ads in three early voting states

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One of the reasons why many people thought that Jeb Bush would be the man to beat for the Republican nomination for president was his ability to raise a lot of money from the donors class. Early on in his campaign, advisers talked about a “shock and awe” fundraising strategy that would blow away virtually every other candidate in the race. And in July those predictions came true, when Right to Rise, his super PAC, announced that it raised over…

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Iowa football fans targeted by first ad blitz from pro-Jeb Bush super PAC

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Iowa football fans will be some of the first to experience an initial advertising blitz for Jeb Bush, as a pro-Bush super PAC placed a seven-figure airtime buy for the last quarter of 2015. Right to Rise USA is spending $1.66 million for TV time in Iowa – which holds the nation’s first presidential caucuses — set to run from Sept. 15 to Dec. 28. It will also be the first major advertising campaign supporting a specific candidate in the 2016 race.…

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Legacy Bush donors account for half of Jeb Bush’s donations

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Jeb Bush‘s fundraising network is two generations in the making, and it shows. About half of the roughly $120 million raised to help him win the Republican presidential nomination comes from donors who previously gave to his brother or father, both former presidents, according to a new analysis of Federal Election Commission records by Crowdpac.com, a nonpartisan political research company. The finding puts a numerical exclamation point on the advantage Bush’s presidential family gives him when it comes to fundraising.…

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Speaking at Koch Brothers event, Jeb Bush says he’s the leader that America needs

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Jeb Bush told a group of elite Republicans and libertarians in a speech in Southern California on Sunday night that America is desperate for leaders, and he is the man who can fill that gap in Washington. “People are desperately looking for is a leader, and I hope you’re looking at him, ” Bush said to Politico reporter Mike Allen in a conversation at the St. Regis Monarch Beach luxury resort, in Dana Point, Calif. The interview was live streamed on Politico’s website.…

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In Fort Lauderdale, Hillary Clinton slams Jeb Bush

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In the first event of 2015 where presidential candidates from both major political parties were present, Hillary Clinton blasted Jeb Bush during her speech at the National Urban League annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale. Clinton never mentioned Bush’s name. Instead she mocked the name of his political action committee, Right to Rise, that raised more than $100 million through the first six months of this year. “The real test of a candidate’s commitment is not whether we come to speak at your national conference,” Clinton…

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Jeb Bush breaks out NASA nomenclature to signify top level bundlers

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George W. Bush had Rangers and Pioneers in 1999-2000. Now, Jeb Bush will use NASA-related nomenclature like Apollo, Endeavor and Voyager to signify high-level financial bundlers bringing large contributions to his campaign. The Jeb Bush donor program is being called Mission 2016 JEB, and it will have three distinct tiers for top bundlers to aspire to. The first tier, called Apollo, will be for bundlers who can help Bush raise at least $75,000. The second tier, called Endeavour, is for…

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