WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Jeb Bush is forming a political action committee as he moves closer to a prospective White House bid.
The former Florida governor says in a video posted Tuesday on Facebook that the "Right to Rise PAC" will allow him to "support candidates who believe in conservative principles to allow all Americans to rise up." An aide says the organization also allows Bush to hire staff, conduct polling and pay for travel as he courts key donors and Republican officials.
Bush telegraphed the formation of a PAC last month when he announced plans to actively explore a 2016 presidential bid.
Bush, the son and brother of former presidents, is emerging as a Republican establishment favorite, although many conservatives are skeptical.
Several potential Republican presidential candidates have already formed similar PACs.