It sounds like Jeb Bush’s supporters are taking CPAC pretty seriously this year. Emails provided to Slate show that backers of the former Florida governor are busing supporters from downtown Washington D.C. to CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland, and organizing to get them day passes into the event.
One of the emails that went out this morning was from Fritz Brogan, a former advance man for then-President George W. Bush who (per the Washington Post) co-hosted a fundraiser for Jeb’s Right to Rise PAC earlier this month. A Bush insider confirmed to Slate that Bush’s Right to Rise PAC is helping organize the transportation.
This is right out of the Jeb Bush playbook. Bush’s allies even use children for props as the routinely take them out of school to attend political rallies. It’s not beyond Bush to even create faux parent groups and teacher support to promote his agenda.
CPAC is used to being high-jacked by Ron and Rand Paul supporters who have been labeled at “Paul-Bots.” Perhaps Bush’s bussed-in cheerleaders can be called the “Jeb Cult.”