Jeb Bush’s 2016 campaign says it raised $11.4 million in 16 days

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Jeb Bush raised $11.4 million for his presidential campaign in the 16 days between the announcement of his White House bid and the end of June.

Bush is one of the newer announced candidates for president. But the Republican former governor of Florida spent the first six months of the year raising money for a super PAC that will support him in the crowded GOP contest.

That group is declining to release its fundraising tally. It is expected to report having raised as much as $100 million.

Bush’s campaign is the latest to release fundraising totals ahead of the July 15 reporting deadline. Among them is Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, whose campaign and super PACs raised roughly $52 million through the end of June.

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