Jeb, George W each give $50k to George P Bush campaign in TX
AUSTIN, Texas — George P. Bush is proving his famous political family name still can convince donors to open their checkbooks in a big way.
He raised more than $1.3 million in barely eight weeks since announcing he will run for office in Texas - even though exactly what post he will seek remains unclear.
The grandson of one former president and nephew of another, Bush raked in $1,350,489 in the 39 business days between Nov. 7 and Dec. 31, his campaign manager, Trey Newton, told The Associated Press late Monday.
Bush's first contribution came from his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, for $50,000, while his uncle, George W. Bush, also contributed $50,000. In all, there were 449 donations from 29 states, with an average value of a bit more than $3,000.
Some 65 percent of Bush's contributions came from Texas, while donations in Florida accounted for 26 percent. Another 9 percent came from the rest of the country.
Bush has spent the last several weeks crisscrossing Texas and the country, raising money and meeting with supports and GOP leaders. A December fundraiser in Washington featured some top attendees with ties to the George W. Bush White House and to longtime Republican kingmaker Karl Rove.