The PJ Tatler

Is Jeb Losing His Fund-Raising Mojo?

We can only hope.

There are signs that Jeb Bush’s fundraising juggernaut is losing some momentum, after banking a stunning $120 million for his campaign and super PAC in the first half of the year.

A prominent Florida donor backing Bush said the former Sunshine State governor and his supporting super PAC are having to work even harder to keep up the pace, as hard-money contributions have been harder to come by in recent weeks.

“The debate performance scared a few people,” said Brian Ballard, a Tallahassee lobbyist backing Bush. “But I think the campaign’s trouble raising money right now is not because of his performance, but there’s some donor fatigue after that $100 million. I’ve been on some donor calls and it’s a hard sell for hard money.”

The post also mentions that Jeb is whining about Trump to his donors. It probably never occurred to the Little Prince that he might have to work for this. That was mostly the problem with his debate performance and why it scares donors. In appearance after appearance, Bush looks like he doesn’t really want to be there. He just wants this nomination handed to him because he feels he is entitled to it.

Just one of the many things he has in common with Hillary Clinton.