Jeb Bush nabs former Mitt Romney, Rick Perry adviser Austin Barbour

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has snagged a top GOP operative with ties to the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.

Until recently, Austin Barbour was running a super PAC backing Perry’s presidential campaign. But the former Texas governor bowed out this month, and Barbour joined Team Bush officially Monday as a senior adviser focused on finance and political operations.

Barbour and campaign officials confirmed the hire, which was first reported by Politico.

Washington Post
9/28/15