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Meet 'Handsome African American Man' and Other Stock Images on Jeb Bush's Website

The 2016 hopeful should know that stock photos can't vote for him.

Having resigned from a series of corporate and nonprofit boards, Jeb Bush is gearing up to run for president. But Bush has a problem: he spent the last seven years out of office getting rich, not developing a fan base.

This means that when he launched his new political action committee, Right To Rise PAC, he didn't have any supporters to put on it. Yet when you go to the front page of the website, you see this:

Who are these people? We hunted down the sources of some of the images.

The black man on the top right is “Handsome African American Man,” a stock photo you can find at Getty Images.

The two children on the fence are “American Cowboy,” which you can find here at iStock.

The smiling girl in the blue shirt in the center is “Teenage girl with wind in her hair”; find her here also at iStock.

The gentleman in the glasses above Bush is “World War II Veteran POW.” Here he is on iStock.

Bush may be able to tap his Wall Street connections for fundraising, but he should know that stock photos can't vote for him.

Zaid Jilani is an AlterNet staff writer. Follow @zaidjilani on Twitter.

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