Florida’s fundraising explosion

by Anna Palmer and Marc Caputo,  Politico

In his announcement at Miami’s Freedom Tower on April 13, Marco Rubio is expected not only to officially join the race for the presidency but the race for donor dollars in his native Florida.

It’s a race that many expect his fellow Floridian Jeb Bush to win hands down. But while Bush has signed up mega donors to cut checks for his super PAC from the area, there are tens of millions more Florida dollars for the taking that Rubio and the rest of the GOP field are fighting over.

Rubio has an April 7 fundraiser for his leadership PAC and campaign committee in Tallahassee with lobbyists and pro-Israel backers associated with Las Vegas gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson. A source close to Adelson and the lobbyist associated with him who arranged the event, Nick Iarossi, say the fundraiser is no reflection on Adelson’s interest in the race.  Read the entire story.

 

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