Has Jeb Bush Used Money From His Education Foundation to Pay for His Presidential Bid?

Reblogged from March 2015

Scathing Purple Musings

Writes Beth Reinhard for the Wall Street Journal:

The educational foundation founded by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush paid about $3 million in 2013 and 2014 to a public affairs firm headed by a top political adviser, Mike Murphy.

Mr. Murphy is a partner at Revolution Agency in Alexandria, Va., which ran the Foundation for Excellence in Education’s Learn More, Go Further campaign marking the 15th anniversary of the former governor’s education overhaul. Mr. Murphy is also a top adviser to Right to Rise, the political committee that has been collecting millions of dollars since January as Mr. Bush explores a potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

The foundation’s Learn More, Go Further campaign in 2013 and 2014 included a website and other online media, television and radio ads, and live events in Florida to promote the state’s educational system.

An $841,652 payment to Revolution Agency…

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About Bob Sikes

A long time ago and a planet far, far away I was an athletic trainer for the New York Mets. I was blessed to be part of the now legendary 1986 World Series Championship. My late father told me that I'd one day be thankful I had that degree in teaching from Florida State University. He was right and I became twice blesses to become a teacher in the late 1990's. After dabbling with writing about the Mets and then politics, I settled on education.
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