Jeb Bush takes in a whopping $114M total. His fundraising surpasses all Republican and Democratic rivals easily
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's nascent campaign said Thursday that it had raised an eye-popping $11.4 million in the first 16 days he was official candidate for president.
On top of that, the super PAC supporting Bush's run for president, Right to Rise PAC, said it had hit its goal of raising $100 million through the first half of the year. Charlie Spies, the PAC's treasurer and general counsel, said it had raised more than $103 million from Jan. 6 to June 30.
The numbers make Bush's campaign by far the best-funded of any presidential candidates — even Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Clinton's campaign raised $45 million in her first 81 days as a candidate, according to her campaign. But outside groups supporting her have raised only about $24.3 million, according to Bloomberg