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Jeb Bush Had Mysterious 2nd Email Account

Rep says 'he doesn't know what that email address is'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2015 10:33 AM CDT
Jeb Bush Had Mysterious 2nd Email Account
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talks to the media while visiting the Georgia Capitol, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)

(Newser) – Perhaps email troubles aren't the lone realm of Hillary Clinton. An analysis of Jeb Bush's public emails shows he used a second email account while governor of Florida. Though he has shared documents relating to his public account, jeb@jeb.org, those emails reference another account, jeb@gencom.net, to which some 400 emails were sent between 1999 and 2004. A Bush rep tells the AP, "He doesn't know what that email address is." Even so, the emails did make their way to the governor, though he only ever replied via his public account. At least one response included the note: "Please respond to jeb@jeb.org." People also wrote to Bush at jeb@jebbush.org or jeb@myflorida.com.

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The AP notes "there's no indication this other account was used in any improper or secretive way" and many people wrote to both jeb@jeb.org and jeb@gencom.net when trying to contact him. The latter address was traced to ElectroNet Broadband Communications of Tallahassee. Emails sent to the address covered a range of topics, from judicial appointments to state literacy issues. In other news, the Intercept reports Bush's emails show he coordinated with the Florida legislature to push back Florida's 2016 presidential primary to a more favorable date. Meanwhile, the Dallas Morning News reports George W. Bush is expected to appear at a fundraiser this week in Dallas to raise money for his brother's Right to Rise PAC. (Read more Jeb Bush stories.)

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