Jeb Bush Releases 250,000 Emails, Distancing Himself from Chris Christie

NJ Spotlight | February 12, 2015 | Politics
Despite promising transparency, NJ governor battling in court to keep state documents secret

GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has posted 250,000 emails to his website.

GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie, meanwhile, is fighting 23 separate court battles to keep a tight lid on a host of state documents, according to Mother Jones magazine.

This is the same Chris Christie who promised in his first inaugural address, “Today a new era of accountability and transparency is here.”

Retired press secretary and NJ columnist Carl Golden believes that Bush’s email move isn’t directed solely at Christie, but exerts “a subtle pressure” on all the would-be candidates.

But Golden adds, “Clearly, [Christie], is not the formidable candidate — potentially — that he was six months ago.”

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