Today’s Jeb Bush news:
Bush has been widely viewed as the Republican frontrunner — a presumption based on his fundraising organization. But some of the party’s big check-writers are looking at other candidates, including Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. “It’s like ‘Game of Thrones’ out there,” one longtime Bush donor has said. Worry is creeping in, and that makes Bush’s weekend retreat with top donors a big deal. Read more from Politico.
James Baker has been in the Bush family orbit for years. But Jeb Bush is putting some space between him and the former secretary of state following Baker’s recent speech to a left-leaning Israel advocacy group. Read more from CNN.
There’s more to chew on regarding Bush’s diet. “Jeb Bush is thinking of running for president. And he is starving. As he prepares to challenge an almost universally younger and svelter field of Republican rivals, Mr. Bush has adopted a drastic weight-loss program that is melting away pounds at a staggering rate even as it inflicts an unhappy toll: regular bouts of dietary crankiness.” Read more from the New York Times.