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Kochs audition Jeb Bush

Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are opening the tea party’s door for Republican Jeb Bush, whose time as Florida governor preceded the movement. It’s a valuable opportunity for a presidential contender whose competition is some of the tea party’s biggest success stories. On Friday in Columbus, Ohio, Bush is making his first appearance at the annual summit of Americans for Prosperity, the Kochs’ flagship conservative organization. He’ll address an expected 3,000 activists as the conference’s keynote speaker. That debut comes after the Kochs introduced Bush earlier this month to some of the most generous donors in their political network.
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