Via The Hill
The Democratic National Committee is fundraising off former Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R-Fla.) announcement that he will “actively explore” a White House run, by trying to tie him to the policies of his brother, former President George W. Bush.
“Jeb Bush is starting to run for president,” the DNC said in an email to supporters hours after his announcement. “Think about how President Bush worked out last time.”
The email included a photo of his brother, with links encouraging supporters to chip in between $3 and $100 to “help Democrats beat” Jeb Bush.
Bush announced early Tuesday that he will form a leadership PAC next month to “help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation.”
Bush, who posted his announcement on Facebook, wrote about his “thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs” and his desire for “a conversation about restoring the promise of America.”
Democrats quickly seized on the announcement, arguing that the former Florida governor will champion the economic policies of his father and brother, both former presidents.