Bush 41 asks donors to pony up for Jeb
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Former President George H.W. Bush is sending a letter to potential donors asking them to give to the super-PAC that supports his son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, ahead of a potential bid for president in 2016. 

“Your support of $250, $100, $50 or even $25 to the Right to Rise Super PAC is critical to show Jeb that there will be resources necessary to support him if he decides to run for President,” Bush writes in a letter obtained by Bloomberg

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“Jeb is the right man for the challenges ahead.”

The letter praises Bush for cutting taxes, vetoing earmarks, reducing the size of the state government and creating jobs while he served as governor of Florida.

“He is a tested and gracious leader who deeply believes that we must elevate our national debate and can also be counted on to be steadfast in defending our great nation.”

While Barbara Bush, President George H. W. Bush’s wife, cast doubt on whether Jeb should run last year, the entire Bush family has more recently coalesced around his likely campaign.

The parents will join their son at a fundraiser in Houston on Thursday, according to Bloomberg. And The Dallas Morning News previously reported that Jeb’s brother, George W. Bush, attended a Dallas fundraiser on Wednesday with his wife, Laura.