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‘Jebby’ raising $ for Marco Rubio in DC this week

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From WaPO: Marco Rubio will make a stop in the nation’s capital this week to raise money for his Senate primary at an event headlined by, among others, Jeb Bush Jr.

“Jebby,” as Bush Jr. is known, is the son of the former Florida governor, who hasn’t taken a public position in the GOP primary fight between Rubio and Gov. Charlie Crist, although many of his past aides — as well as his son! — are backing the former state legislator.

Among the other boldface names sponsoring the Rubio event on Wednesday night are Bush White House political director Matt Schlapp, former ambassador Mary Ourisman, and former Tom DeLay aides Brett Loper and Drew Maloney. For the rest of this article, click here.

Update – The California equivalent of The Sayfie Review reports Marco Rubio will be raising money in Southern California at a series of events in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles

Update – a friend in New York says that hedge fund bazillionaire Paul Singer is raising money for Rubio next Wednesday.

Update – Ben Smith of Politico is reporting: Marco Rubio’s appeal to Washington’s conservative and Republican establishment will be on display this Thursday at a fundraiser for him in the offices of the lobbying and consulting firm Navigators Global.

The $500-a-head event’s hosts include former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz, former Dick Cheney aide Mary Matalin, former Bush Iraq spokesman Dan Senor, consultants Alex Castellanos and Phil Anderson, and former Reps. Vin Weber and J.C. Watts.

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