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The Blue Flower

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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 07:43 AM Jul 2020

Reuters: Hundreds of George W. Bush administration officials to back Biden, group says


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of officials who worked for former Republican President George W. Bush are set to endorse Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden, people involved in the effort said, the latest Republican-led group coming out to oppose the re-election of Donald Trump. The officials, who include Cabinet secretaries and other senior people in the Bush administration, have formed a political action committee - 43 Alumni for Biden - to support the former vice president in his Nov. 3 race, three organizers of the group told Reuters. Bush was the country’s 43rd president.

The Super PAC will launch on Wednesday with a website and Facebook page, they said. It plans to release “testimonial videos” praising Biden from high-profile Republicans and will hold get-out-the-vote efforts in the most competitive states.
The group is the latest of a number of Republican organizations opposing Trump’s re-election, yet another sign that he has alienated some in his own party, most recently with his response to the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests over racial injustice and police brutality against Black Americans.

“We know what is normal and what is abnormal, and what we are seeing is highly abnormal. The president is a danger,” said Jennifer Millikin, one of the 43 Alumni organizers, who worked on Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign and later in the General Services Administration. Millikin said the group was not yet ready to name all its members or its donors. It has to provide a list of initial donors to the Federal Election Commission by October. Bush’s office has been informed about the group, but the former president is not involved and has not indicated if he approves of its aims, she said.

Freddy Ford, a spokesman for Bush, said Bush had retired “and won’t be wading into this election.”
Bush, who is still admired by many moderate Republicans, won praise for saying the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, in police custody reflected a “shocking failure”, and urged that protesters be heard.

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Reuters: Hundreds of George W. Bush administration officials to back Biden, group says (Original Post) The Blue Flower Jul 2020 OP
"43 Alumni For Biden" FM123 Jul 2020 #1
They should have backed Hilary in 2016...nt SidDithers Jul 2020 #2
This doesn't hurt trump. tman Jul 2020 #3
Oh yeah it hurts . . Iliyah Jul 2020 #5
They are so afraid of losing the Senate if not in 2020, then in 2022. n/t marie999 Jul 2020 #4
I've been waiting to hear from more Republicans like these!! nt LAS14 Jul 2020 #6
But will they support Biden and his policies once he's POTUS? stopbush Jul 2020 #7


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3. This doesn't hurt trump.
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 08:45 AM
Jul 2020

It just gives him more anti-establishment street cred. In reality, his voters love this shit. That's what the political commentators never seem to understand.


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7. But will they support Biden and his policies once he's POTUS?
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:02 AM
Jul 2020

Or is their support purely to remove tRump, then back to SOP of opposing everything and anything the Ds want to do?

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