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Jeb Bush to partner with lobbying firm

Jeb Bush, no longer center stageWhen Bush steps onto the stage Wednesday night, there will be visual confirmation of his recent struggles. Rather than take the podium immediately next to Trump, Bush will be two spots
Jeb Bush, no longer center stageWhen Bush steps onto the stage Wednesday night, there will be visual confirmation of his recent struggles. Rather than take the podium immediately next to Trump, Bush will be two spots (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has agreed to become a “strategic consultant” for the lobbying firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

A news release Monday said Bush will team with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney through his consulting firm Jeb Bush & Associates.

"We live in a complex business and political environment, and I believe that putting my knowledge and experience together with Buchanan's professional acumen will help Buchanan's clients grow and prosper,” Bush said in a prepared statement.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's lobbying clients include companies and groups such as DraftKings, Inc.; FanDuel, Inc.; the Florida League of Cities; the Florida Police Chiefs Association; State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.; Universal Orlando; and U.S. Sugar Corp.

Bush is a former two-term governor who unsuccessfully ran this year for the Republican presidential nomination.

Some Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney lobbyists, including Mike Harrell, Jim Magill and J.M. "Mac" Stipanovich, have longstanding ties to Bush.