Alternate headline: Jeb running for president in 2016
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, moving closer to a possible presidential run, has stepped down as a paid adviser to a for-profit education company that sells online courses to public university students in exchange for a share of their tuition payments.
Bush’s decision is another in a string of moves he has made in recent days to shed business interests that have enriched him since leaving office in 2007.
Late on Dec. 31, a Bush aide told The Washington Post that the former governor had stepped down from all of his business and nonprofit board memberships, including the chairmanship of his education foundation, “effective today.”
Aides said he wants to devote his time to exploring a return to politics rather than pursuing his business commitments