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Mike Fernandez sticking with Jeb Bush



The Tallahassee rumor mill was partially right. Lobbyist fundraiser Brian Ballard is jumping to Marco Rubio from Jeb Bush.

But Mike Fernandez?

“Heck no!!!! Actually... NO!,” the Cuban-American billionaire said in an email Friday morning.

Asked if was surprised about Ballard, Fernandez wrote: “Not at all. Some people shift loyalty based on polls. Others only move based on VALUES. Jeb is my friend and as they say in the south ... ‘I am with him walking or riding!’

Fernandez has helped Bush raise money and personally gave $3 million to the pro-Bush super PAC.

[Last modified: Friday, November 6, 2015 9:29am]


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