(Reuters) - Republican Jeb Bush will launch a political action committee on Tuesday that allows him to raise money for political activities as he considers a run for his party's 2016 presidential nomination.
The former Florida governor intends to file paperwork for the PAC, called "The Right to Rise," on Tuesday, according to his spokeswoman Kristy Campbell.
The move, which was expected, allows Bush to talk to donors formally before a fundraiser on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. It also puts pressure on other potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates who are aligned with major party donors.
Bush, 61, said on Dec. 16 he was actively exploring a run for the U.S. presidency in 2016 and would establish a political action committee in January.
The son of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and the brother of former President George W. Bush, Jeb Bush served as Florida governor from January 1999 until January 2007.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The 2016 Clown Car Begins....
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, brother of former Pres. George W. Bush (invaded Iraq, screwed up Middle East, let US economy slip into wost Recession since the Depression, etc), forms new PAC today. He's the first GOP candidate that we're putting in the 2016 GOP Clown Car.