From Washington Post,
The trio of supply-side conservatives — Heritage Foundation economist Stephen Moore, publishing executive Steve Forbes and CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow — met with Bush alongside Johnson, Bush’s national finance chairman, according to two Republicans familiar with Bush’s schedule.
Those Republicans, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private session and the Bush campaign’s outlook, said the former Florida governor hopes his tax offering will jump-start his candidacy, which has lagged behind GOP front-runner Donald Trump for months, by proposing lower corporate and personal tax rates while also eliminating a number of deductions that favor Wall Street investors.
Courting the party’s tax-cutting enthusiasts on Tuesday was the first step in that effort, the Republicans said, calling it a gesture of goodwill and a signal to the party’s business wing that, despite the rollicking race so far, Bush is mounting an aggressive fall campaign built around traditional GOP principles. Later on Tuesday, Bush will visit the offices of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, whose writers have for decades been ardent proponents of smaller government and lower taxes.
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