Bush Campaign Money Dries Up, Staffers May Have Stolen $1.3 million

Jeb Bush’s campaign is in chaos. His polling numbers are abysmal, his coffers are running low, and his own campaign finance director Heather Larrison embezzled $1.3 million of campaign funds:


The Washington Postreports that Larrison spent time last week trying to persuade Bush donors that the campaign has a good financial plan:

Privately, some donors have been fretting and eyeing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) who won plaudits for his debate performances and has shown momentum in polls as an establishment alternative. Donors said senior campaign officials have sought to quiet their concerns. Finance director Heather Larrison held a conference call this week explaining the steps the campaign was taking to improve its financial outlook.

Breitbart News asked the Bush campaign if Larrison told donors on the call that the campaign, in addition to paying her more than $45,000 in salary during the third quarter, paid a company in which she may have an ownership interest, LKJ LLC, more than$534,000 during the months of July and August.

Source: Breitbart

Jeb Bush has been having serious trouble making his money work for him. A financial restructure beginning in November leaves many questioning if his campaign has any real solvency going forward.

If . . . Jeb is struggling with donors – once his strongest suit – it’s difficult to look elsewhere in his campaign for anything resembling a strength. Not only has the campaign been spending more than anyone else, it’s been seeing less return in terms of results. Costly ad runs and campaign appearances in early states have failed to move his numbers.

“These donors are not finding these explanations by the Bush team believable,” said one bundler, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “There’s a lot of frustration that a lot of money’s been spent and it hasn’t moved anything.”

This particular statement seems disconnected  from reality. The junior Bush is proving to be the effort’s biggest liability, not its “biggest asset.”

Source: Breitbart

Jeb Bush’s head is spinning. His campaign is in disarray, his money is drying up, and he can’t even trust the highest officers of his campaign team. He’s getting fed up. At least he said so recently at a town hall meeting:

“If this election is about how we’re going to fight to get nothing done, then I don’t want any part of it. I don’t want to be elected president to sit around and see gridlock just become so dominant that people literally are in decline in their lives. That is not my motivation. I’ve got a lot of really cool things I could do other than sit around, being miserable, listening to people demonize me and me feeling compelled to demonize them. That is a joke. Elect Trump if you want that,” he said.

It’s all beginning to make sense. Perhaps Bush’s heart wasn’t in the election all along, perhaps he thought running for President would be a cool way to stick it to his father and brother. If a Presidential candidate can’t stand by the strength of his political platform in the face of criticism, how can he expected to hold up the strength of America in the face of global catastrophe, illegal immigration, economic woes, and an onslaught of Muslim extremism?

If Bush thinks he can rise above the political gridlock that the Framers of the Constitution worked into the process of government themselves, then maybe he should show it by sticking to his platform. No politician should be spared the scrutiny of the electorate, the media, or his fellow politicians. If Bush can’t handle that, maybe he really should step aside and let the dedicated candidates move forward.




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