Jeb endorses Atwater in GOP primary for CFO
"It's his life experience of being a committed family person, of being a successful businessman and also having served in positions of increasing responsibility in the Florida Legislature that have made Jeff uniquely qualified to handle this job," Bush said in a statement. "A good chief financial officer, without stopping the wheels of progress in government, can be a watchdog of the taxpayer's money. And I know Jeff Atwater will do a fantastic job in that regard."
Atwater has $1.5 million in the bank for his campaign, and Patterson has $48,000 for his. The campaign also released a video of the Bush endorsement.