Jeb Bush signals intention to run for president in 2016

Early Tuesday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush revealed that he has decided to explore the possibility of a run for president in 2016. Bush made this announcement via Facebook discussing his plans to establish a leadership PAC that will give him more of an opportunity to travel and talk with voters across the nation. His announcement comes on the heel of a number of appearances he made in several early primary states. He also recently announced plans to release documents from his time as governor.

As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.

Jeb is the son of former President George H.W. Bush and brother of George W. Bush. He is a favorable candidate among the Republican establishment but faces many challenges from strong conservatives. He also has the potential of raising more money than anyone in the field raises but will be expected to be attacked over his support of Common Core guidelines, immigration reform and other issues. This move to form a committee will ultimately lead to questions on how he will set himself apart from his dad and brother who both were unpopular as they began to leave office. Bush’s announcement puts pressure on his fellow colleagues both from the establishment wing as well as the conservative wing of the party.


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