Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is trying to increase his votership around the Southeast. Bush has created a logo that is strikingly similar to the trademarked SEC logo used by the conference. The SEC apparently isn’t too happy about it.
According to USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz, officials from the SEC and Bush’s campaign reached an agreement on a modified logo that did not resemble the conference’s symbol as closely. Bush’s logo featured comparable design, lettering and color scheme as the SEC’s.
“The Southeastern Conference does not endorse candidates for any political office,” SEC spokesman Herb Vincent told USA Today. “The SEC has spoken to the Bush campaign to ensure that their activities are within the bounds of our trademark requirements.”
This isn’t the first gesture Bush has made in an attempt to reach out to voters living in SEC country. Bush has appeared at tailgates at UGA and Tennessee to interact with fans, and he will do so at Mississippi State and Alabama later in the season, per Berkowitz.
Bush has also been doing a series of videos entitled “Jeb SEC Favorites,” in which he discusses a variety of SEC topics and his predictions for the SEC Championship game.
The Republican candidate may be trying to appeal to SEC fans, but he actually attended Texas. We will have to wait and see if Bush’s SEC outreach moves him up in the presidential polls.
Check out the logo below:
Here’s the SEC logo:
Before I head to Rocky Top, I’m setting the record straight on some of my SEC favorites. https://t.co/guLA4uQd9k
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 9, 2015