Campaign 2016

By Matea Gold
March 30, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush kicked off a four-day, five-city fundraising tour through California Monday with a luncheon at San Diego’s luxury Grand Del Mar resort.

The event, which benefits the pro-Bush Right to Rise super PAC, is being hosted by yachtsman and philanthropist Malin Burnham, lawyer Margarita Palau Hernandez, real estate developer Ken Satterlee and Papa Doug Manchester, owner of the U-T San Diego media company, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by the Washington Post.

It’s the beginning of a busy fundraising week for Bush, who is making an intense press to raise big donations for his allied super PAC before officially declaring his candidacy for president.

On Monday evening, Bush is swinging through Newport Beach, where he is headlining a $25,000-per-couple “reception and discussion” at the Pacific Club.

On Tuesday, he will be in Bel Air for a reception and dinner at the home of Maria and Robert Tuttle, who was appointed ambassador to the United Kingdom by President George W. Bush. Other co-hosts include Robert Day, founder of an investment management firm; Brad Freeman, co-founder of an investment firm who was a top fundraiser for George W. Bush; asset manager Ric Kayne and his wife Suzanne; former ambassador to Austria Susan McCaw and her husband Craig McCaw, a cellular phone industry entrepreneur; and asset manager Marc Stern and his wife, Eva.

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