Jeb Bush Is An Early GOP Favorite As Companies Cut PAC Checks

The first signs of which companies are supporting Republican 2016 presidential candidates are in, and things are looking good for Jeb Bush.

Four companies’ political action committees and a union have reported that they cut checks this year to the former Florida governor’s Right to Rise leadership PAC, according to Federal Election Commission filings processed by CQ Political Moneyline.

The PACs reported the expenditures as part of their first quarter 2015 filings with the FEC. Bush can use his leadership PAC to contribute to other candidates or to pay his political staff and travel around the country.

Civic Forum PAC’s Chairman Ford O’Connell said that the group has not yet decided which presidential candidate it will endorse.

“We think Jeb Bush has a great deal to offer to the 2016 Republican presidential conversation at this time and the PAC’s contribution is indicative of that,” O'Connell said. “The tone and direction of dialogue as the nominating process goes forward is crucial as it has the potential to impact the perception of the party as a whole, and it is important that it is done so constructively.”

Read more from Anna Palmer and Darren Samuelsohn at Politico

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