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Jeb! campaign announces staggering $114 million raised in six months

Jeb 2016 logoBy Lynn R. Mitchell

The goal: $100 million. Final tally: $103 million. Final tally of PAC and campaign: $114 million in six months.

That’s the report Thursday from Right to Rise USA, the PAC lined up with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (see Eli Stokol’s Jeb’s haul: $114 million in Politico). It’s an historic goal in presidential campaigns — an aggressive, optimistic goal that was exceeded. That’s good news for Jeb Bush and his supporters.

An email from Right to Rise USA’s Finance Director Mason Fink announced the news:

Right to Rise USA is happy to announce we have raised a historic $103,000,000. This success would not have been possible without you and we thank you for your generous support. You can read more about Right to Rise USA’s strong financial support on our website. Thank you again for everything you’ve done to help our team. We look forward to continuing to work with you to support Governor Jeb Bush.

News outlets picked up on the haul Thursday afternoon (see Jeb Bush’s Money Juggenaut: $114 million and counting):

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Jeb continues to lead in the polls, enjoys summer surge

Jeb BushBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush continues to quietly chisel away at the opposition, distancing himself from the pack of Republican 2016 presidential candidates that now numbers seventeen. In this summer of 2015, Jeb continues to lead in the polls (see Jeb Bush’s summer surge by Eli Stokols in Politico):

Bush has jumped from 10.8 percent on June 15, the day he announced, to 16.3 percent Wednesday in the Real Clear Politics polling average, almost 6 points ahead of his nearest rival, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. In New Hampshire, he’s taken a similar lead.

Longtime GOP pollster Frank Luntz said he believes the surge is no fluke.
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