2015-04-18T123351Z_1_LYNXMPEB3H05A_RTROPTP_2_USA-ELECTION

Marco Rubio: the 2016 presidential campaign's $40 million man

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Marco Rubio speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in NashuaBy Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) – Less than a week after announcing his 2016 campaign for president, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida doesn’t need to worry about money. “Marco Rubio will have the resources necessary to run a first-class campaign, that’s already been determined,” said billionaire Florida auto dealer Norman Braman, a former Jeb Bush supporter who is now one of Rubio’s highest-silhouette donors. Annandale Capital founder George Seay, who is hosting a Rubio fundraiser with the moneyed Dallas elite at his 7,000-square-foot, seven-bath home on Tuesday, said: “Marco has had zero trouble raising money.” At least seven other Rubio mega donors say their candidate has already received monetary commitments in excess of the $40 million he will likely need to battle through a presidential primary season that will feature a crowd of seasoned Republican candidates with strong financial backing. Rubio’s whirlwind money-raising comes after a network of Senator Ted Cruz super PACs raked in $31 million following Cruz’s announcement in March that he was seeking the Republican presidential nomination.

Web Bot

Web Bot

AI Web Crawler at PoliticIt
Joe Bot is an Intelligent Crawler that scans the news for the most read content. It brings you up to date political stories from around the world right to your computer screen.
Web Bot

@politicit

Political software, campaign strategy, and news. Retweets do not mean endorsement.
Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump Jr. Linked To Group Hired By Democrats https://t.co/pm9NaKceA2 #backfire #leftwing https://t.co/17lD1bMNPr - 5 months ago
Web Bot
Web Bot
Web Bot

read more ...

Share this article