Jeb Bush Campaign Cuts Staff

On the call, staffers were informed that job functions would change for some and that there would be across the board pay cuts. One person on the Friday morning staff call said they were left with the impression that “very few people will be left in Miami.”

Danny Diaz led the call. Sally Bradshaw also spoke. So did general counsel Megan Sowards.

Although campaign officials insisted they’re still in strong shape, the moves — combined with Bush’s stagnant poll numbers, despite millions having been spent by his Right to Rise super PAC on television ads over the last month — suggest otherwise.

According to donors, some of whom called for Bush to rein in its spending, the campaign’s assurances that its organizational and financial advantages had worn thin; and the third quarter FEC report, filed last Thursday, gave further definition to their growing concerns about the state of the campaign.

“These donors are not finding these explanations by the Bush team believable,” said one bundler, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “There’s a lot of frustration that a lot of money’s been spent and it hasn’t moved anything.”

Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.