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Jeb Bush returns to giving paid speeches

via @learyreports

Jeb Bush has returned to the paid speech circuit, his representative announced Wednesday, saying he "elevates the conversation on how to address the key challenges facing America today."

The gig pays very well. Bush earned nearly $10 million from 2007 through the end of 2014, according to documents released last summer by his presidential campaign.

The Washington Speakers Bureau said it is representing Bush exclusively and described him as below:

"Jeb Bush is a unifying leader who brings civility to the discussion of bi-partisan viewpoints while addressing the key issues facing each audience he meets. Whether leading transformation efforts on issues of importance like education, healthcare and immigration, or managing crisis response to the eight hurricanes that hit Florida during his time in office, Bush understands how organizations can literally be blown apart by the winds of change. Bush is one of America’s most experienced reformers who led change by inspiring citizens, businesspeople and policy makers. Before running for the Republican presidential nomination in June of 2015, he served as the head of a consulting company whose clients range from technology start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He offers comprehensive strategies to overcome difficulties by remaining focused on what matters most.

"An articulate student of policy, Bush dissects the current political climate by offering fresh insights on the hot-button issues in the news. Bush demonstrated his unwavering commitment to forging a better future for America, when he served as Chairman, Foundation for Excellence in Education, which focuses on transforming and providing an education system that maximizes every student’s potential for learning and prepares all students for success in the 21st century; and as Chairman, The National Constitution Center, America’s first and only nonpartisan, nonprofit institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution, its ideals and its legacy of active citizenship. He is the co-author of Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution (March, 2013), and the author of Reply All (October, 2015)."

--ALEX LEARY, Tampa Bay Times