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Clinton, Rubio, Bush Set to Cash In Thursday With DC Fundraisers

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Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 08:15 AM

The race for campaign cash heats up on Thursday in Washington, D.C., when three presidential contenders aim to build their war chests by throwing fundraisers targeting the capital's elite residents.

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida GOP Gov. Jeb Bush are all hoping to pick up big paydays for their potential 2016 crusades, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Without revealing the total, Bush told 350 donors on Sunday that he had set a Republican record for fundraising in the first 100 days of a presidential run — although he still has not officially declared his candidacy.

Bush will be the focus of a "coffee and discussion" event Thursday morning in downtown Washington, with wealthy residents qualifying as a "host" by raising $10,000 or giving $5,000, while attendees must fork over at least $1,000.

The event has some 50 hosts, including lobbyist David Beightol, a mega-donor to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney, and Robert Kimmitt, a former ambassador to Germany, the Journal said. The money will boost the coffers of Bush's super PAC, which can raise unlimited sums of money.

In the evening, Rubio will headline an event at the home of Wayne Berman, a lobbyist and longtime Republican fundraiser, with guests handing over $2,700, the maximum contribution allowed to a declared presidential campaign.

The event's "co-chairs" are asked to raise $10,000, while "co-hosts" must come up with $5,400. The invitation had listed 11 chairmen and six co-hosts, meaning that Rubio will add around $200,000 to his campaign trove.

Clinton is the guest of honor at two fundraisers costing $2,700 a ticket, while co-hosts are asked to bundle $27,000 for her cause. The former first lady has made it known that she hopes to raise $1 billion.

The former secretary of state could also check up on how Rubio's fundraiser is doing because Berman's home is directly across the street from the Clintons' Washington residence, the Journal added.

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The race for campaign cash heats up on Thursday in Washington, D.C., when three presidential contenders aim to build their war chests by throwing fundraisers targeting the capital's elite residents, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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