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Jeb Jr backs Giuliani



The former governor's youngest son, working in commercial real estate for Fairchild Partners in Miami, is backing Rudy Giuliani for president. He'll serve as Florida Chairman of Young Professionals for Rudy. With George P. in Fred Thompson's camp, Jeb's top advisers helping Mitt Romney, it's getting pretty tough to speculate about Jeb's leanings.


"As someone who has grown up with and around politics and candidates, I know that Rudy Giuliani has the leadership qualities and the experience to be the next president of the United States. I'm honored to join his campaign and look forward to working with the many young professionals throughout Florida supporting the mayor,'' Jeb Bush Jr. said.

Bush, who worked on dad's 2002 gubernatorial race, is a 2005 graduate of University of Texas at Austin and is involved in civic work including St Jude's Hospital and After School All Stars. "Jeb's going to be extremely active,'' senior Rudy Giuliani adviser and former Jeb Bush campaign manager Karen Unger said of young Jeb's work mobilizing young professionals across Florida. "It's a really important demographic and one that we do well with and that we need to turn out."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:21am]


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