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Jeb Bush helping Fla GOP raise money

Jeb Bush will attend a state GOP fundraising event Dec. 11 in Tampa


Jeb Bush will attend a state GOP fundraising event Dec. 11 in Tampa



You might think Jeb Bush has enough on his own plate, but Florida's former governor and struggling presidential candidate is stepping up to raise money for the Florida GOP.  That's more than even current Gov. Rick Scott is doing for his state party these days, as Scott  is raising money only for his own political committee.

Bush will attend a Republican Party of Florida fundraising reception in Tampa Dec. 11 - helping state party Chairman Blaise Ingoglia raise money to help the GOP in America's biggest battleground. Polls right now suggest the Florida GOP is more likely to be working to deliver 27 electoral votes to Donald Trump or Marco Rubio than Bush.

Keep in mind that Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is currentlly the only elected official one of the few top elected officials in Florida helping raise money for the state GOP, and Corcoran is a Bush supporter, even though he had been Rubio's top adviser in the legislature. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater also has helped raise money for the party.

"Jeb has always supported the RPOF," Bush campaign spokeswoman Kristy Campbell said. "The Chairman asked the Governor a little while back to help raise funds for the party and he is glad to. A strong party infrastructure Florida is critical to Republicans’ success in 2016."


[Last modified: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 3:54pm]


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