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Jeb Bush Plans ‘Pop Art’ Fundraiser at ‘Trendy’ Art Basel Miami Beach

An announcement for the event, which has a bit of John Wesley to it, or perhaps just Romero Britto.

An announcement for the event, which has a bit of John Wesley to it, or perhaps just Romero Britto.

VIA U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

The race for the White House just gets better every day. U.S. News and World Report has published a story about a 112-page internal Jeb Bush campaign document that reveals that the former Florida governor is planning an event during Art Basel Miami Beach. The relevant passage:

“They’ll need that message to be heeded in order to make it to their fourth-quarter fundraising rollout, scheduled for Dec. 5 at the trendy Art Basel in Miami. The event is called, ‘Pop Art, Politics & Jeb.’ ”

Slate, which tipped us off to the news, provides some context:

“Art Basel is a hip art-fashion-film-advertising exhibition/series of parties at which you will see people like James Franco. It is in other words a very unlikely place to find a Republican presidential candidate who is noticeably awkward even compared with other Republican politicians.”

But let us not forget that Bush already has a pop art connection of sorts: the paintings made by his brother, George W, of various world leaders.

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