Hundreds Of Former George W. Bush Officials Launch Pro-Biden Super PAC

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Sarah Shaiman

43 Alumni for Biden hopes to bring decency and professionalism back to the White House in a post-Trump America.

Hundreds of former George W. Bush officials have formed a pro-Biden Super PAC, citing President Trump’s conduct in office as a large reason for their Biden support, according to the Hill.

  • The Super PAC, called “43 Alumni for Joe Biden,” is composed of former Cabinet officials and senior administration members hoping that former Vice President Joe Biden can “restore dignity” to the White House. 

“We’re looking for the largest conglomerate of folks who want to help, whether it’s writing a check, making phone calls, helping to get out the vote, basic campaign 101. We just feel the time now is to restore dignity to the White House, and the current gentleman is not, so that’s why we’re supporting Joe Biden,” said Jennifer Millikin, a committee member of the group who served in the General Services Administration under Bush and the Small Business Administration under Trump.

  • The Super PAC intends to make public some of their high-profile members. A number of Bush alumni have proven uncomfortable with the Trump administration.
  • The creation of the PAC was inspired by Trump’s colossal coronavirus failure, a poor economy with millions unemployed, and civil unrest across the nation as hundreds of thousands protest police brutality and racism.
  • The Super PAC intends to spend money on pro-Biden advertisements as well as raising money. 
  • It intends to focus their efforts on key swing states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, and Ohio. Additional “get out the vote” (GOTV) campaigns will focus on winning Biden a larger turnout. 

While a number of Bush alumni do not agree with all of Biden’s policies, they feel he has the right demeanor to serve as president. 

“He’s a good man,” [Millikin]  said. “We as a group have policy differences with him. We’re just looking to have someone in the office who will stand up and act like a leader. We can debate the differences in the way we think about policies, we can have a robust debate, that’s what America’s for. But that’s not happening now, and we feel it will definitely happen with Joe Biden in office.”

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