Though he hasn't announced his candidacy, Jeb Bush raised a record amount in his first month of fundraising 


Here's a little funny something, courtesy of the very coy Jeb Bush, who has yet to announce that he's running for president even though everyone knows he is running for president. According to Bloomberg, he told a group of reporters outside a restaurant in South Beach over the weekend, "I don't think you need to spend $1 billion to be elected president of the United States in 2016. I don't think it's necessary if you run the right kind of campaign, you don't need to have these massive amounts of money to spend."

In 2012, both the Obama and Romney campaigns easily raised about $1 billion each. Clearly, Bush was taking aim at the extravagance of such insane campaign funding.

However, at a meeting of the top 350 donors to his super PAC Right to Rise that same day, he praised his people for raising a shit-ton of cash for him. He told the group that it had "raised more money in its first 100 days than any other Republican operation in modern history," according to the Washington Post.

Exactly how much that equates to we do not know, but the Post estimates that the PAC may be on target to raise $100 million by the end of May and that donations have come in so quickly, and in such large amounts, that the campaign has limited them to $1 million per donor for now. This for a guy who hasn't even announced his candidacy yet.



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