Less than 24 hours after Jeb Bush revealed an unprecedented war chest, he and his top campaign staffers gathered donors at the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, to let them know that $114 million is not enough.
This weekend’s invitation wasn’t just a reward for the roughly 200 major donors who helped Bush amass a just-announced record fundraising haul — although, as one attendee said, “there was lots of high-fiving.”
It was a reminder that, with the Iowa caucuses still seven months away, this is just the beginning. Bush’s operation doesn’t plan to sit on its massive cash pile, but to keep adding to it.
According to sources who attended two days of meetings at the Bush family’s picturesque seaside compound, the Bush team outlined a number of ambitious new incentives for donors including one called “Eight for Eight,” tasking major bundlers with signing up eight new supporters to make a maximum $2,700 contribution by Aug. 8.