AND HE’S GOING TO NEED EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM …
|| By FITSNEWS || Former Florida governor and establishment “Republican” frontrunner Jeb Bush raised $11.4 million during his first sixteen days as a candidate for president of the United States. For those of you keeping score at home, that’s $710,000 per day.
Of course that haul is nothing compared to the money raised by the “Right to Rise” super political action committee (a.k.a. super-PAC) – which is supporting Bush’s candidacy. That organization raked in an astronomical $103 million.
Add it all up and Bush is sitting on a war chest of nearly $115 million – more than twice the amount U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas recently reported.
Bush’s $103 million in super-PAC cash – a.k.a. “soft money” – also dwarfs the $38 million collected by Cruz supporters or the $32 million collected by supporters of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.
So … should we just call off the GOP primary and proceed directly to Bush v. Clinton?
Not so fast …
Bush may have a lot of money, but his name comes with a lot of baggage … as does his record. In other words if he’s going to convince leery GOP primary voters to support him, he’s going to need every last one of those dollars.