Former Walker Donor Hedges Bets With Bush

Bush picks up three Iowa endorsements before trip.

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Zach Montellaro
Oct. 6, 2015, 8:28 a.m.

Stan­ley Hub­bard, a ma­jor sup­port­er of Wis­con­sin Gov. Scott Walk­er (R) be­fore he dropped out, donated the max­im­um to former Flor­ida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), “mak­ing Bush the fifth Re­pub­lic­an can­did­ate the Min­nesota me­dia mogul has giv­en to after Walk­er’s down­ward spir­al began.”

“Asked why he gave to Bush, Hub­bard called him a ‘very good man,’ and he showed little con­cern about Bush’s re­cent tumble in the polls in a race that has been very un­pre­dict­able so far.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)

KICK­START­ING AN IOWA TRIP. Bush picked up three en­dorse­ments from prom­in­ent Iowa Re­pub­lic­ans right be­fore he kicked off his longest Iowa vis­it yet.

“West Des Moines May­or Steve Gaer, the lead­er of the largest sub­urb in Polk County and a sup­port­er of … Walk­er; Rob Ba­con, a state rep­res­ent­at­ive who backed” former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R); “and Jeff Lam­berti, a former Iowa Sen­ate lead­er and one of the most sought-after Iowa Re­pub­lic­ans who had not yet landed on a can­did­ate, are now en­dors­ing Bush.”

Bush starts a three-day swing through Iowa today. (Des Moines Re­gister)

A FAM­ILY AF­FAIR. Bush’s son, Jeb Bush Jr., “will head­line a Tal­l­a­hassee fun­draiser Fri­day and former first lady Laura Bush will host fun­draisers in Winter Park and Palm Beach later this week.”

“The Bush cam­paign in­tends to bring out the fam­ily’s heavy hit­ters this month. It has sched­uled 29 fun­draisers in Oc­to­ber and both former pres­id­ents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will par­ti­cip­ate in rais­ing money.” (Tal­l­a­hassee Demo­crat)

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