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Meet the Gay Bear Nerds Hoping to Bring Down Jeb Bush

Meet the Gay Bear Nerds Hoping to Bring Down Jeb Bush


The Oregon men hope to derail Bush's presidential ambitions, at least.

CJ Phillips and Charlie Rainwater, a self-described "bear couple," are the unlikely owners of

The Oregon techies bought the domain name in 2008, when Jeb Bush was rumored to be seeking the Republican presidential nomination, reports Business Insider. Phillips and Rainwater are no supporters of Bush, though -- in fact, they wanted to use the website to blog about LGBT rights and draw attention to the former Florida governor's dismal equality record. The site has mostly sat idle, though. It currently carries the following message:

"Hi there, and welcome to the page. CJ and Charlie are two guys in a great relationship who are looking to inform our friends and family about some of the challenges we face being part of the LGBT community. This page is intended to prompt understanding, insight, and healthy dialogue in the ever changing landscape of civil rights and social justice. Now we just need to find some time!"

Phillips and Rainwater didn't elaborate to Business Insider on whether their plans for the site have changed, but one thing is certain: Bush is definitely considering a run for his party's 2016 presidential nomination.

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