WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush raised $114.4 million in the first six months of the year to fuel his White House ambitions.
It’s a historic amount that takes full advantage of the nation’s evolving campaign finance laws.
No candidate for president has benefited from so much money so early in a campaign.
The total includes $103 raised by Right to Rise, a super PAC that will support Bush in the crowded GOP contest. The rest was raised by Bush’s formal campaign.
Right to Rise is not subject to the limits placed on donors to Bush’s campaign, and he spent the past six months traveling the country to attend fundraisers for the super PAC.
The suggested donation at Right to Rise events was often as much as $100,000.