Buzzfeed | Bush Continues “Death Spiral” At GOP Debate

McKay Coppins, Buzzfeed:

BOULDER, Colorado — Jeb Bush’s beleaguered presidential campaign was dealt another blow at Wednesday’s Republican primary debate when the candidate’s high-stakes gambit to attack an opponent he once considered his protege badly backfired.

Bush entered the CNBC-hosted debate with stubbornly lackluster poll numbers, unimpressive fundraising, and some of the worst press he has received all year — fueled by morbid anonymous quotes from skittish donors and allies. As one Bush fundraiser memorably told the Washington Post last week, “It feels very much like a death spiral, and it breaks my heart.”


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