Foundation board members confirm Bush 41 will vote for Hillary Clinton

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TELEMUNDO EVENTS -- Pictured: (l-r) Barbara Bush and Former President George H.W. Bush at the Republican presidential primary candidate debate sponsored by CNN and Telemundo at the University of Houston in Houston, TX, on February 25, 2016. (Photo by: Bob Levey/Telemundo)

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Former President George H.W. Bush told a room of roughly 40 people Monday that he would vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to sources close to Bush — an extraordinary rebuke of his own party’s nominee. Representatives of the Bush family are declining to publicly acknowledge the former president’s decision. But sources close to Bush tell CNN that he shared his plans with board members of the bipartisan Points of Light Foundation during what he believed was a private gathering Monday in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush’s embrace of Clinton represents a dramatic new chapter in the complicated, three-decade-old relationship between the two most prominent families in American politics. The former Republican president’s decision to vote for a Democratic nominee is a stunning political move — one that comes just 49 days from the election, and less than a week before Clinton and Donald Trump square off in their first debate.

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