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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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Will Congress approve Obama's plan to defeat ISIS? Plus, the latest on Ray Rice and the NFL.

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May 2nd, 2014
05:07 PM ET

Analysis: GOP donors flocking to Jeb?

(CNN) – The New York Times headline reads "Donors Weigh Jilting Christie for Jeb Bush."

Jilted almost makes it sound like the latest move by Taylor Swift, but this is high stakes presidential politics not a breakup ballad.

Jeb Bush is potentially getting serious about a presidential bid, and for some donors, a Jeb run combined with run by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie would give Republicans an unenviable choice between two high-powered party leaders.

"It would be awkward. It would be very awkward," Former governor and EPA head Christine Todd Whitman, who had ties to both camps, told The New York Times.

CNN's Peter Hamby, and The Atlantic's Molly Ball discuss.

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