Fresh from Iowa State Fair, Jeb Bush announces busy multi-state fundraising tour


Now that the traditional Iowa State Fair food fest and political cattle call has concluded, Republican candidate Jeb Bush released his late-summer fundraising schedule. The former governor will be launching a busy multi-state tour through September 15.

According to the National Finance Calendar obtained by Florida Politics, Bush and family members – including his brother, former President George W. Bush — will appear at a variety of meet-and-greet receptions starting Tuesday.

The tour will include stops in Georgia, Massachusetts, Florida, Alabama, Virginia, the West Coast, both North and South Carolina, as well as several cities in New York State.

August 18 – Evening Reception – Atlanta, Georgia.

August 20 – Evening Reception – Nantucket, Massachusetts.

August 21 — Luncheon with Mrs. Columba Bush — Charleston, South Carolina.

August 22 — Evening Reception of Mission Next – Young Professionals with Jeb Bush, Jr.
and Woody Johnson, Jeb 2016 National Finance Chairman — East Hampton, New York.

August 24 – Luncheon Reception — McAllen, Texas; Evening Reception — Denver, Colorado.

August 25 — Luncheon Reception — Salt Lake City, Utah; Evening Reception of Mission Next – Young Professionals with Jeb Bush, Jr. — Jacksonville, Florida.

August 26 — Breakfast Reception — Birmingham, Alabama.

August 27 — Breakfast Reception — Greensboro, North Carolina; Evening Reception — Richmond, Virginia.

August 28 – Luncheon Reception — Virginia Beach, Virginia; Evening Reception — Southampton, New York.

August 29 — Breakfast Reception — Sagaponack, New York; Luncheon Reception — Quogue, New York; Afternoon Reception — Wilmington, North Carolina.

August 31 — Evening Reception — Miami, Florida.

September 9 — Evening Reception — Boston, Massachusetts.

September 10 — Luncheon Reception with President George W. Bush — New York, New York.

September 14 — Evening Reception — Seattle, Washington.

September 15 — Luncheon with Mrs. Columba Bush and Jeb Bush, Jr. — Los Angeles, California; Evening Reception — Portland, Oregon.

Additional details on times and locations of any of the fundraising events is available by emailing

Bush also unveiled a proposed plan to support American veterans once he is elected president, a Veteran Affairs reform effort that includes expanding options for health care outside Veterans Administration without cutting funding for VA hospitals and medical staff.

Bush’s proposal would “keep America’s promise to our veterans,” which he believes is the top priority for the next President of the United States. The full plan is online here.

Also on Monday, Bush visited Columbia, South Carolina to meet with veterans and attend a town hall presented by the Concerned Veterans for America. Prior to the event, Bush announced the endorsement of 12 individual Medal of Honor recipients, which Fox News called “15 percent of all living recipients of the nation’s highest military honor.”


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