Former U.S. Rep. Vin Weber, who’s been a lobbyist and GOP consultant in recent years, is working with Jeb Bush as the former Florida governor prepares a likely presidential campaign.
Weber represented Minnesota in Congress from 1981-93 and was a top advisor to Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign.
Weber has been working behind the scenes with Jeb Bush on pre-official-campaign matters, says the Washington Post.
Weber says he reminds people that many Republicans have always felt that Jeb Bush was the real conservative in the family.
And while he respects other potential Republican candidates, like Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, he told the paper that he’s convinced Bush’s “optimistic vision” gives Republicans their best chance of winning back the presidency in 2016.
“I don’t hear anyone else with Bush’s level of clarity on what Republicans can do to shape the future,” he said. “I and others are not looking only for the most articulate opponent of President Obama.”