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The Tactical Giving Of Jeb Bush’s Fearsome Fundraising Machine

Only five weeks after its founding, Bush's Right to Rise is spreading its wealth in early primary states.
DETROIT, MI - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks at the Detroit Economic Club February 4, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Bush, the son of former republican President George H.W. Bush and the brother of former republican President George W. Bush, is considering becoming a republican presidential candidate for the 2016 election.

DETROIT, MI - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks at the Detroit Economic Club February 4, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Bush, the son of former republican President George H.W. Bush and the brother of former republican President George W. Bush, is considering becoming a republican presidential candidate for the 2016 election.

Photographer: Bill Pugliano

As Jeb Bush stockpiles a political war chest for his presidential campaign-in-waiting, his finance committee has donated $122,800 to Republican officials and state parties in the first five weeks of its existence, an indication of the tactical focus and tenacity with which the former Florida governor is approaching both giving and receiving in the early days of the 2016 fundraising season.

Bush’s committee, Right to Rise PAC, Inc., has given to 14 candidates and five parties, sprinkling donations throughout states with the earliest presidential primaries and supporting federal officials—both moderate and conservative—who face re-election in 2016, according to figures obtained by Bloomberg Politics. Bush’s team is planning to release the totals later Friday.