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While exact details are still under discussion, the strategy calls for delegating the vast majority of television advertising, direct mail advertising and even getting-out-the-vote operations from Bush's own campaign to the super PAC.
Bush's advisers say they plan to take full advantage of the law, which critics — who want tighter regulation of money and politics — say he's already breaking.
In addition to Right to Rise super PAC, Bush may be aided by the similarly named policy group Right to Rise Solutions, organized under the tax code as a 501(c)4 group, which allows unlimited contributions from unidentified donors.
The group was established by former Bush aide Bill Simon of Arkansas to promote "optimistic, forward-looking policies based on conservative principles," Simon said.
 former Federal Election Commission member Scott Thomas says it's not likely the FEC or the Justice Department will challenge Bush's strategy.
Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash.
The architects of the plan believe the super PAC's ability to raise unlimited amounts of money legally outweighs its primary disadvantage, that it cannot legally coordinate its actions with Bush or his would-be campaign staff.
 on the table, tasking the super PAC with crucial campaign endgame strategies: the operation to get out the vote and efforts to maximize absentee and early voting on Bush's behalf.
The strategy aims to take maximum advantage of the new world of campaign finance created by a pair of 2010 Supreme Court decisions and counts on the Federal Election Commission to remain a passive regulator with little willingness to confront those pushing the envelope of the law.
The risk for Bush is that his super PAC will not have access to the candidate and his senior strategists to make pivotal decisions about how to spend the massive amount of money it will take to win the Republican nomination and, if successful, secure the 270 electoral votes he will need to follow his father and brother into the White House.
Because he is not yet a candidate, he can now spend time raising money for the super PAC and take part in strategic campaign planning under its auspices.
Lawmakers of both parties are eager to move forward on the trafficking bill, which had wide bipartisan support until Democrats said they noticed a provision in the bill barring money in a new victims' fund from going to pay for abortions in most cases.
Negotiations have centered on how to structure the victims' fund to satisfy Democrats' concerns, while reassuring Republicans that they are not relaxing existing prohibitions on abortion spending.