Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign


MIAMI BEACH, Florida (AP) – Donors say Jeb Bush’s super PAC is raising eye-popping sums in a multi-pronged effort to define the former Florida governor for Republican presidential primary voters before his rivals can.

The likely candidate met more than 300 of his top donors near Miami Beach’s glamorous South Beach on Sunday and Monday, and began laying out what a 2016 campaign would look like, introducing advisers and outlining issues he would stress.

Ever mindful of the public’s supposed aversion to political dynasties, Bush’s team sees it as a priority to cast the brother and son of former presidents as his own man, according to several who attended the meeting.

Bush has headlined more than 60 fundraisers since opening the Right to Rise PAC and super PAC in January.

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