The Lid: It's Document Dump Day for 2016 Field

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Image: Jeb Bush Tours Pharmaceutical Company In South Carolina
WEST COLUMBIA, SC - JUNE 29, 2015: Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush answers questions from employees of Nephron Pharmaceutical Company June 29, 2015 in West Columbia, South Carolina. Before talking with the employees of the Orlando, Florida based company Bush took a tour of the facility in West Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)Sean Rayford / Getty Images

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’16 AT 30 THOUSAND

It’s document dump Tuesday, everybody! In addition to a new tranche of emails from Hillary Clinton being released tonight (by court order), Jeb Bush is expected to make 33 years of personal tax returns public later today. The tax release is clearly intended to be a direct poke at Clinton -- and it’s also a tacit acknowledgement of how much damage previous GOP nominee Mitt Romney sustained in 2012 from being cagey about his own financial data. The immediate headlines for Jeb are likely to point out just how much his income skyrocketed after he left public office in 2007, and tidbits like his high-dollar speaking fees probably won’t endear him to the more populist wing of the GOP. But putting so much information out there (even though much of it, from his gubernatorial years, was already public) at least gives Bush the ability to counter every accusation that he’s “out of touch” with an argument about being “the most transparent presidential candidate in history.”

POPPING ON NBC POLITICS

CAMPAIGN QUICK READS

BUSH: The Washington Post previews the release of Jeb Bush’s tax returns.

CRUZ: He did Simpsons impressions for Buzzfeed, because millennials.

CLINTON: The State Department said Tuesday that it would release about 3,000 pages of Clinton emails at 9 p.m. ET.

She also joined Pinterest.

FOR THE RECORD…

“Forwards, not backwards. Upwards, not downwards. And always twirling, twirling for freedom.”

  • Ted Cruz impersonating “Kang” from “The Simpsons.”

TOMORROW’S SKED

Rand Paul campaigns in western Iowa.

Ben Carson speaks at the Anderson County Republican fundraiser in South Carolina.

Bernie Sanders holds a rally in Madison, Wisc.

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