When former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush unveiled his new campaign logo Sunday in advance of his announcement as a Republican presidential candidate, it reminded some of (now U.S. Sen.) Lamar Alexander’s logo in a 1996 run for the GOP nomination.
Excerpt from a CBS news report:
While some have compared the logo, with a first name preceding an exclamation point, to one used by Republican Lamar Alexander in his 1996 campaign for president, Bush’s new signature look is actually one he’s sported in previous campaigns. When he first ran — and lost — the race for Florida governor in 1994, Bush used a similar look that distanced him from his famous family. He later resurrected the logo for his winning 1998 gubernatorial campaign.
Perhaps of related interest, here’s an Alexander quote referring to Jeb Bush at the Tennessee GOP’s recent Statesmen’s dinner (from previous post HERE):
“If we want to win the presidency we’re going to have to appeal to a broad number of Americans that we haven’t been appealing to over the last several years,” Alexander said. “He’s shown a capacity to do that.”
And, as noted in a TNReport article on the Statesmen’s Dinner with Bush as keynote speaker:
Haslam went on to introduce the event’s keynote speaker, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whom Tennessee’s chief executive described as “thinking about considering the possibility of running for president.”
The theme for TNGOP’s Statesmen’s Dinner, which raised a reported $600,000, was “Time to Rise.” Bush runs a super PAC called “Right to Rise.”
The article is most about the speech by Gov. Bill Haslam, who has been defending the new Tennessee logo developed by his administration (recent post HERE). And maybe it, too bears a bit of similarity to the presidential campaign logos.