Jeb Bush’s PAC Won’t Meet $100 Million Fundraising Goal

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Rachel Stoltzfoos Staff Reporter
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The Super PAC backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is unlikely to raise $100 million by the end of June, surprising many close to the group.

Right to Rise PAC hasn’t disclosed how much money its raised so far, but two sources inside the PAC told The Washington Post the figure could fall well below what would be a record-breaking sum of $100 million. (RELATED: Jeb Tries To Convince People To Have Lunch With Him)

Many have viewed Bush as the most formidable contender in the field because of the expectation he would have no problem raising outrageous sums of money for his campaign. Although the $100 million sum by the end of June is not an explicit goal of the PAC, Bush’s aides have promised the sum.

“At the right time, we will release very formidable number,” the PAC’s strategist Mike Murphy told The Washington Post.

Bush reorganized his political team Monday, naming outside consultant Danny Diaz as his campaign manager instead of Republican strategist David Kochel, who oversaw Romney’s Iowa campaign in 2012 and moved to Miami to oversee Bush’s operation this year. (RELATED: What Jeb’s Campaign Shake Up Tells Us About Him)

His aides concluded Diaz is better suited for the decisive decision management style Bush is going for, and Bush said Wednesday Diaz is better suited as a chief strategist. The “magnitude of the journey” ahead compelled him to shake up is team, reported The New York Times.

“It’s June, for crying out loud, so we’ve got a long way to go,” he said at a press conference Wednesday. “I just urge everybody to be a little more patient about this.”

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