Tampa Bay Times: Jeb Bush's private investments in fracking dovetail with public advocacy
"Whether you're talking about Jeb Bush and his holdings or Hillary Clinton and all the (paid) speeches she's giving to corporate audiences, they are essentially running for president, but because they're not in office, there's this wink and nod that they are still acting as private citizens," said Meredith McGehee, an expert on political ethics at the Campaign Legal Center.
"Without disclosure, it's impossible for the average American or even the press to understand the influences that are actually operating on that person. Someone could look at a holding and say, 'This looks like a guy trying to cash in.' Another could say 'Hey, he is putting his money where his mouth is.' "
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