Details emerge about Jeb Bush’s post-decision fundraising push

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After revealing his presidential plans, Republican Jeb Bush will make a multi-state fundraising tour from June 19 to July 2 to raise money for his expected campaign.

According to a “Volunteer Fundraising Information Packet” obtained by FloridaPolitics.com, Bush will raise money at receptions in Washington, D.C., several cities in Florida, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Connecticut and Maine.

Here is the rundown:

June 19 — Luncheon Reception — Washington, D.C.

June 20 — Luncheon Reception — Coral Gables, Fla.

June 22 — Luncheon Reception — Tampa, Fla.; Evening Reception — Jacksonville, Fla.

June 23 — Breakfast Reception — Orlando, Fla.; Evening Reception — Greenwich, Conn.

June 24 — Breakfast Reception — New York City; Evening Reception — Chicago

June 25 — Luncheon Reception — Houston, Texas; Evening Reception — Dallas

June 29 — Evening Reception — Atlanta

July 2 — Afternoon Reception — Falmouth, Maine

The Volunteer Fundraising Information Packet also reveals that prospective members of the “27 in FIFTEEN team” are being asked to raise $27,000 by Tuesday, June 30.

“Contributions can be accepted immediately,” writes National Finance Director Heather Larrison, “and will be accepting online donations beginning on June 15.

Those donors who help raise $27,000 or more by the end of June are invited to two events at the Bush Family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine: An “Evening Picnic with Governor Jeb Bush and special guests” and a “Morning Political and Campaign Briefing with Jeb 2016 Senior Staff.”

The Volunteer Fundraising Information Packet can be found here.

Bush stepped into the Republican race for president on Thursday, finally taking his place — after months of hints and relentless fundraising — amid an unwieldy field of GOP candidates unlike any in recent memory.

The son of one president and brother of another, the former Florida governor has the rank of front-runner and the donors to match. He now has eight months before the first votes are cast in the Iowa caucuses to prove he’s worthy of both.

Senior aides confirmed that Bush will enter the race June 15 during an event at Miami Dade College. They spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to take the edge off his formal announcement.

“I want to be the guy to beat,” a confident Bush said while campaigning in Florida earlier this week.

Material from The Associated Press was used in this post.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.