And Now The Cracks in the GOP Establishment Begin

Jeb looking up to see Donald Trump's poll numbers

Jeb having to look up to see Donald Trump’s poll numbers

First they hemorrhage credibility, then their own base deserts them, and finally the ‘money men’ go, and then you win.

The writings and teachings of D.B. Cooper, Vol. 1

Jeb Bush’s top fundraisers begin to abandon ship.

“Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, which to date has raised significantly more than his Republican rivals’, is encountering difficulties maintaining its torrid pace as Mr. Bush slips in the polls and top party donors continue to withhold their commitments.

A finance aide for Mr. Bush sent an email to contributors Friday with an invitation to a breakfast fund-raiser in Washington next month with a pointed plea that the former Florida governor’s supporters find new donors.

“Please note – this is new money only,” wrote Sarah Corsaro, the staff member, using bold for emphasis. She said, “We are utilizing this event to drive in new funds” for the next quarterly fund-raising disclosure.

The email suggests that, in his initial push to raise money after announcing his candidacy in June, Mr. Bush maximized his support among backers in the Washington area capable of giving the $2,700 legally allowed, and the campaign is now eager to add wealthy donors who have previously not contributed to his campaign.”