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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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Chris Cillizza: Jeb Bush ‘was, in a word, presidential’ at CPAC

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Jeb Bush Friday at CPAC. (Photo by Daniel Cortez)

By Lynn R. Mitchell

It was not going to be a friendly crowd, the pundits wrote, when Jeb Bush decided to address attendees at this weekend’s CPAC convention in Baltimore. As a conservative with a proven track record from two terms as governor of Florida, Jeb has been bashed and redefined by conservative talk show hosts who have trashed him to their core listeners.

Word circulated prior to Friday’s event that there would be a walkout en mass by those who considered themselves far more conservative than Jeb (see CPAC attendees plan to walk out on Jeb Bush).

Jeb switched gears mid-week, opting for a question-and-answer with conservative Fox News commentator Sean Hannity in front of the CPAC crowds, and did extremely well. Chris Cillizza, writing in the Washington Post (see Jeb Bush was very, very good at CPAC today) said, “He was, in a word, presidential.”

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