(WASHINGTON TIMES) Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush headlined a joint fundraiser for several top-tier Republican Senate candidates Tuesday in Tampa, Florida, tapping into a wide donor base in the state that could serve as a springboard for his own presidential campaign.
The unusual Florida gathering is part of a series of appearances and fundraisers Mr. Bush has planned over the next several weeks. His schedule has pundits wondering whether the former governor is preparing the ground to announce a White House bid.
“Jeb has been to many events around the country helping Republican candidates,” said Mel Sembler, a prominent GOP fundraiser who served on the host committee for Tuesday’s fundraiser. “He has already said that he would not be making any decision until the end of the year. This is another one of his efforts to help the Republican cause.”
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