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WaPo: New group formed by Jeb Bush ally can accept secret, unlimited donations

From the Washington Post:

Jeb Bush has given his tacit endorsement to a new group that can collect unlimited amounts of money in secret, part of a bold effort by his advisers to create a robust external political operation before he declares his expected White House bid.

The nonprofit group, Right to Rise Policy Solutions Inc., was quietly established in Arkansas in February by a friend and former Bush staffer. The group shares the name of two political committees for which Bush has been aggressively raising money — blurring the line that is supposed to separate a campaign from independent groups.

While ideological nonprofits have become major players in national politics in recent years, this marks the first time one has been so embedded in the network of a prospective candidate.

More here.

UPDATE: The Washington Post has published a follow-up story in which the founder of the nonprofit group says he hasn't ruled out releasing donors' names. That story is here.

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