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  • Jeb Bush Super PAC Hit with Massive FEC Fine For Donations From Chinese Corporation

    03/11/2019 6:04:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    GP ^ | March 11,2019 | Cristina Laila
    Full Title JUST IN: Jeb Bush Super PAC Hit with Massive FEC Fine For Accepting $1.3 Million in Illegal Donations From Chinese Corporation The Intercept has determined that a corporation owned by a Chinese couple made a major donation to Jeb Bush’s Super PAC Right to Rise USA — and it did so after receiving detailed advice from Charlie Spies, arguably the most important Republican campaign finance lawyer in American politics. The Spies memo was dated February 19, 2015. One month later, American Pacific International Capital Inc., a California corporation owned by Gordon Tang and Huaidan Chen, a married couple...
  • Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC fined for accepting foreign donations

    03/11/2019 10:51:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 12, 2019 | Brian Slodysko
    The Federal Election Commission is fining a super PAC that supported former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush for accepting over $1.3 million in illegal donations from Chinese nationals. The Right to Rise super political action committee was fined $390,000 for soliciting the foreign contributions during the 2016 campaign. American Pacific International Capital, a Chinese-owned company, was fined $550,000 for giving the donation. …
  • Former Jeb backer compares Trump presidency to a chimp driving a tractor

    03/21/2016 1:14:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    The man who ran a super-PAC backing Jeb Bush's unsuccessful White House run says electing Donald Trump as president would be "like putting a chimp in the driver’s seat of a tractor." "He doesn’t understand the presidency," Mike Murphy said in a Weekly Standard interview published Monday.
  • Jeb Bush joins the Ford Edsel and New Coke as historic marketing flops

    03/16/2016 7:02:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/16/16 | PAUL FRIEDERICHSEN
    There is an old axiom in marketing: Good advertising makes a bad product fail faster. If you doubt that, may I submit Exhibit A: The 2016 campaign for the Republican nomination for President of Jeb Bush. It now joins the likes of the Ford Edsel and Coca-Cola's "New Coke" as a bona-fide marketing flop of an enormous magnitude. In each case, be it Edsel, New Coke or Jeb!, logic dictated a winner. Research for all three concluded a marketplace that was theirs for the taking. All three were rooted in strong family brand equity and even carried the brand name...
  • Mike Murphy to teach college seminars on the White House race

    03/14/2016 9:43:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | March 14, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Mike Murphy, who helmed the Right to Rise super PAC backing Jeb Bush's presidential run, will lead seminars on the race for the White House as a University of Chicago Institute of Politics fellow, the school announced Monday. . . . Murphy, who is based in Los Angeles, spent more than $100 million through Right to Rise in his attempt to boost Bush's White House run
  • Jeb Bush's Right to Rise super PAC is shutting down; where did the money go? (Hidden compensation)

    03/09/2016 6:22:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 3/8/16 | Adam C Smith
    Right to Rise, the super PAC political committee supporting Jeb Bush is preparing to refund about $12 million in unspent money to donors who gave at least $1,000. -snip- It touts, "No open ended commissions. All vendor contracts included fee caps," though cynics about how the money was spent will note that contractors and vendors built their compensation directly into the prices they charged.
  • Don’t worry, guys. Marco Rubio 'has a chance... according to Mike Murphy

    02/25/2016 6:50:38 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/24/16 | Twitchy Staff
    OP consultant Mike Murphy - who was last seen flying the well-funded Jeb super PAC Right-to-Rise USA into a mountain - has some thoughts on Marco Rubio's chances against Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. First up, don't use the Nevada results showing a blowout victory from Donald Trump "as a model" for the rest of the Republican primaries coming up:
  • Jeb Bush's presidential campaign was a success - for its consultants (Mike Murphy paid millions)

    02/22/2016 8:16:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/22/16 | Adam Sheingate
    With apologies to Winston Churchill, the tale of the Jeb Bush campaign might be summarized as "Never before have so few spent so much to achieve so little." -snip- Although the vast majority of this money - more than $100 million - went to purchase air time on local television stations, the advertising barrage probably generated several million dollars in consulting fees and commissions Why did Bush spend so much on ads, especially given how little it seemed to help his ill-fated campaign? One reason may be because the super PAC Right to Rise was run by Mike Murphy, a...
  • Jeb Bush bundler: Mike Murphy will make a "minimum of $14 million" from this year's campaign

    02/22/2016 6:41:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 2/22/16 | CNN
    One Bush bundler told CNN's Dana Bash that when it came to Murphy, "strong knives are out." "He made minimum of $14 million," the bundler said, requesting anonymity to speak freely about campaign strategy. The details of Murphy's compensation package at Right to Rise are not publicly known.
  • Here’s how Jeb Bush ran out of cash

    02/20/2016 6:31:17 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 63 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 19, 2016 | Rick Newman
    His campaign started out stuffed with money. By last July, Jeb Bush had raised $103 million for his super PAC, Right to Rise, an astonishing sum that seemed to foretell the most lavishly funded campaign in American history. No super PAC had ever raised so much cash so early in an election cycle. In fact, Right to Rise alone outraised all the super PACs combined at the same stage in the 2012 elections. Now, after primary elections in just three states, Bush is out. He finished sixth in the Iowa caucus, fourth in the New Hampshire primary, and now, fourth...
  • In South Carolina, Bush Family, Friends Gather as End Nears (Ebb with Jeb!)

    02/19/2016 3:02:01 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 2/19/16 | Byron York
    Jeb Bush's brother, the former president, his sister-in-law, the former first lady, his mother, his sister, another brother, and of course his wife and children have come to South Carolina, where George W. Bush's political fortunes were made, in hopes of vaulting Jeb back into the Republican presidential race. But with poll after poll showing Bush hovering around 10 percent - fighting with John Kasich for fourth place — that looks less and less likely every hour. So it wasn't surprising that there was a big media turnout at Bush's townhall here in Columbia Thursday. Yes, there's plenty of press...
  • Report: Jeb Bush’s Wall Street Donations Plummet 85 Percent

    02/17/2016 8:10:43 PM PST · by kevcol · 23 replies
    CBS New York ^ | February 17, 2016 | staff
    big donations from Wall Street to Bush's super PAC Right to Rise dropped by 85 percent in the second half of 2015. Funding would've plummeted to 95 percent if not for the $10 million gift from former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg. . . Wall Street donors now appear to be backing Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
  • Pro-Jeb Bush Group Cancels Some Advertising in Super Tuesday States

    02/15/2016 5:07:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 15, 2016 | Nick Corasaniti and Maggie Haberman
    Right to Rise, the "super PAC" supporting Jeb Bush that has dominated the ad-spending battle so far, has canceled up to a third of its ad reservations in March 1 primary states, according to media buying sources.
  • New Anti-Trump TV Ad from Right to Rise -Iceberg (Vanity)

    02/12/2016 9:01:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/12/16 | Right to Rise USA
    New Anti-Trump TV Ad from Right to Rise Iceberg Right to Rise USA
  • Jeb Bush would 'eliminate' Citizens United

    02/08/2016 11:35:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/816 | Tom LoBianco and Ashley Killough
    Despite being backed by the monumental Right to Rise super PAC, Jeb Bush said Monday he would "eliminate" the Supreme Court decision that paved the way for super PACs. "If I could do it all again I'd eliminate the Supreme Court ruling" Citizens United, Bush told CNN's Dana Bash. "This is a ridiculous system we have now where you have campaigns that struggle to raise money directly and they can't be held accountable for the spending of the super PAC that's their affiliate." Bush's Right to Rise super PAC has dominated the fundraising race, pulling in $117.6 million last year,...
  • GOP wants end to pro-Bush attacks on Rubio

    02/06/2016 5:57:12 AM PST · by McGruff · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    An all-out assault on Sen. Marco Rubio by groups aligned with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is angering GOP senators, who fear it could hurt the party's chances of capturing the White House. Right to Rise, a pro-Bush super PAC, has spent an estimated $20 million against Rubio. It is expected to launch a new ad this weekend featuring a clip of former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who endorsed Rubio Tuesday, fumbling to name one of his accomplishments. One senator who has endorsed Bush, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), is urging the PAC to rein in its attacks.
  • Jeb Bush's Super PAC Sees Donations Dry Up

    02/01/2016 6:33:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Fortune ^ | 2/1/16 | Tory Newmyer
    The former frontrunner once had to ask donors to restrain themselves. Now they've disappeared. How the mightily-funded have fallen. Back in July, Right to Rise, the super PAC that formed to boost Jeb Bush's presidential bid, announced it had hauled in a staggering $103 million in the first half of the year. The sum was intended in part to intimidate the rest of a still-forming field and their potential donors into believing that the nomination of the former Florida governor was an inevitability. Obviously, a lot's changed since. The account on Sunday night reported that its collections in the second...
  • Jeb Bush super PAC cash plummets

    01/31/2016 5:27:55 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/31/16 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Right to Rise raised $85 million less in second half of 2015. The super PAC dedicated to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush-s flagging campaign for the GOP presidential nomination raised $15 million in the second half of the year - a massive drop-off from the $103 million it raised in the first half - according to a report filed Sunday night with the Federal Election Commission. The super PAC, Right to Rise, spent $54 million between the beginning of July and the end of last year, leaving it with $59 million in the bank at the beginning of this year,...
  • Vanity: Right to Rise fundraising collapse in 2nd half of 2015 (Only raised $15.1 Million)

    01/31/2016 4:40:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    RIGHT TO RISE USA: DETAILS OF FILING #1046980 COVERS JULY 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $15,139,189 TOTAL SPENDING: $54,284,643 ENDING CASH: $58,578,054 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 7:19 P.M.
  • Terri Schiavo appears in Jeb Bush ad, and her husband calls Jeb 'disgusting'

    01/26/2016 10:07:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 1/26/16 | Adam C Smith
    The Right to Rise super PAC helping Jeb Bush is airing an ad in South Carolina that features a photo of Terri Schiavo, the brain dead Pinellas County woman, who died 10 years ago despite Bush's efforts to halt the removal of her feeding tubes. The ad features a picture of Mrs. Schiavo as well as an image of what appears to be someone at the vigil outside her hospice holding a Jeb! campaign sign. Says the narrator: "He's a man of deep faith who fought time and again for the right to life."