January 23, 2015

SHOCK AND AWE:

Jeb Bush's Blitz to Lock In Donors Aims to Squeeze Potential Rivals (PATRICK O'CONNOR,  BETH REINHARD and  HEATHER HADDON, Jan. 22, 2015, WSJ)

Jeb Bush is crisscrossing the country on a 60-event fundraising blitz aimed at raising enough money to give other Republicans second thoughts about entering the race.

The fundraising effort, which Mr. Bush's team has dubbed a "shock and awe'' campaign, could be particularly meaningful for Mitt Romney , who is competing with Mr. Bush for support from the same small circle of longtime Republican donors.

Many of Mr. Bush's early events have included members of Mr. Romney's finance team from 2012, a sign of overlap between the two biggest donor networks in the GOP and of the potential for a Romney-Bush showdown to splinter the party's top patrons.

Posted by at January 23, 2015 11:15 AM
  

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