Jeb Bush Sets Up Jewish 'Leadership Team'

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is reportedly gathering a group of Jewish leaders to support his campaign.

According to the website Jewish Insider, the so-called “National Jewish Leadership Team” will comprise Jewish leaders and prominent donors who have endorsed the former Florida governor. The team is being put together by Republican fundraiser Lisa Spies, who performed the same function for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012.

But Jewish Insider notes that Romney’s effort began when he had already clinched the nomination, while Bush, who has trailed in the polls, is starting his much earlier, before the primary season. The website reported that several of Romney’s 2012 backers have already endorsed other candidates this cycle, like Florida Senator Marco Rubio and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Jeb Bush Sets Up Jewish 'Leadership Team'

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close