Good indicator the Jeb Bush is serious

Jeb Bush is looking more and more certain as a contender for the GOP nomination after he resigned from all his board positions.

Potential US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has resigned from all of his corporate and non-profit board member positions, the Washington Post reports, as the former Florida governor explores a run for the White House.

The Post, citing a statement emailed to the paper by one of Bush’s aides late on New Year’s Eve, said he even stepped down from the board of his education foundation.

The statement added that he was still evaluating next steps for businesses for which he serves as an owner or principal partner, including consulting firm Jeb Bush & Associates, the Post reported.

Reuters could not independently verify the report. Representatives for Bush were not immediately available.

The news comes just days after Bush, the son of former US President George HW Bush and the brother of former President George W Bush, announced he was stepping down from the board of real estate investment trust Rayonier Inc.

Bush said there were no disagreements between Rayonier and him.

Bush, 61, said on December 16 that he was actively exploring a run for the US presidency in 2016 and would establish a political action committee in January that would allow him to engage with supporters and potential donors and determine whether sufficient support exists for a run.

It will be interesting to see how much money he raises in the PAC.

That will give yet another indicator of his likely success in his run for the nomination.

He was a pretty popular governor of Florida from 1999-2007.

 

– Fairfax

 


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