Jeb Bush Campaign Slashes Payroll By 40 Percent Then Claims They’re Doing It For ‘Strength’

Jeb Bush Campaign Slashes Payroll By 40 Percent Then Claims They’re Doing It For ‘Strength’

Jeb Bush’s campaign is falling apart.

But, naturally, the GOP establishment and team Jeb wants us to believe that it’s all because the campaign is strong and willing to fight, even though that’s a lie.


The campaign is removing some senior staff from the payroll, parting ways with some consultants, and downsizing its Miami headquarters to save more than $1 million per month and cut payroll by 40 percent this week, according to Bush campaign officials who requested anonymity to speak about internal changes. Senior leadership positions remain unchanged.

The campaign is also cutting back 45 percent of its budget, except for dollars earmarked for TV advertising and spending for voter contacts, such as phone calls and mailers. Some senior-level staff and consultants will continue to work with the campaign on a volunteer basis, while other junior-level consultants, primarily in finance but including other areas, will be let go, the officials said. The officials declined to say who would be removed from the payroll or provide an exact dollar figure for the savings…

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One Bush adviser told Bloomberg Politics in an interview Friday morning that the team was “unapologetic” about the changes, saying the moves were from a “position of strength.”

If this is their “position of strength,” what does their position of weakness look like?

John Binder

John Binder is a news and political blogger for Right Wing News. Additionally, he is a New Orleans political reporter for and a news blogger for

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