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George P. Bush to visit Tampa April 12 for fundraising luncheon

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will be in Tampa this month at a fundraising luncheon hosted by former Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will appear Tuesday, April 12, at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa. Co-hosting the event, which begins at noon, is A-list lobbyist Slater Bayliss of Cardenas Partners. Although his father recently ended a presidential bid, the grandson of George H.W. Bush and the nephew of George W. Bush is expected…

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Jeb Bush’s NH fans worry he doesn’t have enough passion

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The days are getting shorter for Jeb Bush to make his case in New Hampshire. In Bedford on Saturday morning in his only campaign appearance of the day, the former Florida Governor spoke to a packed auditorium at McKelvie Intermediate School, where he once again laid out his pitch on why he’s the most capable person in the field of candidates to run the nation for the next four years. Several people in the audience agreed that he is the…

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Bad Blood: Ted Cruz-Bush family tension underscores deeper GOP divide

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Ted Cruz once proudly wore a belt buckle borrowed from George H.W. Bush that said: “President of the United States.” He campaigned and worked for that former president’s son, Dubya, former President George W. Bush. And Cruz helped write a book lavishing praise on him. Also, the endorsement of George P. Bush, the family’s latest rising political star and son of Jeb Bush, lent credibility to Cruz’s then little-known 2012 Senate campaign. Now, though, things aren’t so simpatico between the…

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Jeb Bush young Republican Tallahassee fundraiser set for Oct. 9

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A fundraiser benefiting Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has been set for October 9 in Tallahassee, though attendees will have to settle for shaking hands with Jeb Bush Jr. at the $2,700-a-person event. The fundraiser, timed to align with the end of an interim committee week, is billed as a “Mission: Next” event, which is a group co-chaired by Jeb Bush Jr. and his brother, George P. Bush, that tailors events toward under-40 Republicans with fundraising skills. There’s no shortage of high-level…

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Jeb Bush’s “Mission: NEXT” bundler program lands in Miami Sept. 24

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Mission: NEXT, Jeb Bush’s NASA-inspired bundler program for young Republicans, lands in Miami next month for a fundraising reception hosted by Jeb Bush, Jr. The event, which focuses on donors under 40, begins 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 24 at American Social, 690 SW 1st Court in Miami. Evening reception tickets start at $250 – with a special $100 reception ticket for individuals under 30. A spot as co-chair costs $1,000 and includes a pre-reception for two and entry to the…

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Jeb Bush breaks out NASA nomenclature to signify top level bundlers

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George W. Bush had Rangers and Pioneers in 1999-2000. Now, Jeb Bush will use NASA-related nomenclature like Apollo, Endeavor and Voyager to signify high-level financial bundlers bringing large contributions to his campaign. The Jeb Bush donor program is being called Mission 2016 JEB, and it will have three distinct tiers for top bundlers to aspire to. The first tier, called Apollo, will be for bundlers who can help Bush raise at least $75,000. The second tier, called Endeavour, is for…

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Jeb Bush has optimistic message, faces challenges in ’16 bid

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Jeb Bush launched a Republican presidential bid months in the making Monday with a vow to get Washington “out of the business of causing problems” and to stay true to his beliefs – easier said than done in a bristling primary contest where his conservative credentials will be sharply challenged. “I will campaign as I would serve, going everywhere, speaking to everyone, keeping my word, facing the issues without flinching,” Bush said, opening his campaign at a rally near his…

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