Jeb Bush Courts Wealthy Democrat Donors In The Hamptons

Jeb Bush Snares A Democratic Moneyman On Hamptons Tour – Bloomberg

.

.
Behind a garden modeled on Monet’s, Jeb Bush addressed a lawn-full of chief executives and hedge-fund managers at an East Hampton, New York, estate Saturday morning. While the candidate is no stranger to courting wealthy donors, this time was different: about half the attendees were Democrats.

“This guy sells well,” said Kenneth Lipper, the money manager and registered Democrat who hosted the event, after Bush left. Virtually the only one who left without writing a check, Lipper said, was a buck deer that wandered past the group assembled on the wooded grounds.

The wealthiest donors are playing an unprecedented role in the early stages of the 2016 race. For the first time ever, most candidates are raising more money through super-PACs, which can accept donations of up to $1 million or more, than through the traditional campaign accounts that are capped at $2,700 per donor.

No one has raised as much in this new environment as Bush, who had amassed about $103 million in his super-PAC and another $11 million for his campaign by the end of June. The Lipper event shows how widely Bush is ranging in his quest for donors.

The race for money adds to the importance of places like the Hamptons, Wall Street’s oceanside playground, where Lipper remarked that it’s become fashionable to spend more than $100 million on a vacation home. The entire annual income for the median U.S. household – $50,000 – wouldn’t cover more than 900 of the summer rentals here listed on one brokerage’s website.

After answering questions for an hour at Lipper’s event, Bush left for two more gatherings at a pair of mansions near the beach.

“People with money like him,” said Andrew Sabin, 69, a top local Republican fundraiser and a co-host of one of the Bush events. “I’m sure there’s a lot of poor people that like him too. It so happens there’s not a lot of poor people in the Hamptons.”

Bush’s schedule took him to the six-bedroom beachside mansion of Clifford Sobel, a former ambassador and entrepreneur, who served crab cakes and bruschetta. Then there were cocktails at the home of Emil Henry, a former Treasury official and now the CEO of an infrastructure fund.

The Bush campaign wouldn’t comment on the events or say how much was raised, but Lipper said his event alone raised about $230,000.

Over a salad on the deck at the South Fork Country Club prior to attending two of the fundraisers, Sabin said donors appreciate the way Bush’s staff keeps in touch.

“We get a rundown every week – they’re very transparent,” said Sabin, who runs a precious-metals refining business with offices from China to Dubai. “Some guys take your money, you don’t know what they’re talking about until you read it in the newspaper.”

During a course of the lunch with his girlfriend, Kathy Qian, Sabin passed out copies of a magazine that features him and his 60-foot fishing boat, Above the Ground; said he gave to 256 charities; and mentioned the climate-change center he created at Columbia Law School (“a big one”). An ardent environmentalist, Sabin said he’s encouraging Bush to become “the Teddy Roosevelt of this century.” He said he’s indifferent to the rise of big money in politics.

“I believe in free enterprise,” Sabin said. “You earned that money, you can do what you want with it. I don’t have a problem with it at all.”

In some ways, the Hamptons are Hillary Clinton territory. The Democratic candidate and her husband have often rented summer homes here, and it’s popular with movie stars and entertainers who tilt liberal. Suffolk County favored Democrats in the last three presidential races.

But Lipper estimated that the crowd of about 70 at his event was almost evenly split between the parties, and virtually every one of them donated to Bush. Lipper, 74, said he introduced Bush as the candidate who will “bring unity and civility to the process.” He was impressed when Bush started his visit by introducing himself to Lipper’s kitchen staff.

Lipper’s career in finance includes creating the Lipper & Co. investment management firm and advising Oliver Stone on the film Wall Street. He was also a key fundraiser for New York City Mayor Ed Koch, and later served in his administration.

Despite the opulent surroundings, the Hamptons hosts couldn’t spend much on food and drink without running up against limits on in-kind campaign contributions, Lipper said. So he limited his expenses to about $2,000. That meant a simple brunch of berries and melon, mini-bagels, and cheese quiche.

“It was kind of spartan, he said, “but it was fine.”

.

.

The 10 Candidates Who Will Likely Be Chosen To Attend The 1st GOP Primary Debate On August 6, 2015


TED CRUZ

NICKNAME: CRUZ CONTROL

Click image for video

RESUME:
U.S. Senator
Authored 70 U.S. Supreme Court briefs
Argued nine cases (five successfully) before the U.S. Supreme Court
Former partner at the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius law firm
Former Solicitor General of Texas
Former Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning
Former associate deputy U.S. Attorney General
Former domestic policy advisor for George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign
Former Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law, specializing in U.S. Supreme Court litigation
Former associate at the Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal law firm
Former law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist
Former law clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge J. Michael Luttig
JD – Harvard Law School (magna cum laude)
BA – Princeton University (cum laude)
1988 Class Valedictorian – Second Baptist High School of Houston, TX

.

SCOTT WALKER

NICKNAME: WALKER, TAXES RANGER

Click image for video

RESUME:
Governor of Wisconsin
Former Milwaukee County Executive
Former member of the American Legislative Exchange Council
Former Wisconsin State Assemblyman
Former financial specialist at the American Red Cross
Marquette University attendee
Former representative of the American Legion’s Boys Nation leadership and government training program
Former Eagle Scout

.

BEN CARSON

NICKNAME: DR. FEELGOOD

Click image for video

RESUME:
Member of the American Academy of Achievement
Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
Former Professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Former Director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor
Recipient of Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged
Recipient of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership
Recipient of the Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal, for exemplifying the qualities embodied by President Abraham Lincoln – including courage, integrity, tolerance, equality, and creative expression – through superior achievements
Elected into the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine
Ranked by Gallup as the sixth most admired man in the world
Designated a Library of Congress Living Legend
Awarded 38 honorary doctorate degrees
MD – University of Michigan Medical School
BA – Yale University

.

MARCO RUBIO

NICKNAME: MR. AMNESTY MAN

Click image for video

RESUME:
U.S. Senator
Former private law practitioner in Miami, FL
Former visiting professor at Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center
Former Florida State Chairman of GOPAC
Former Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives
Former Majority Leader of the Florida State House of Representatives
Former Majority Whip of the Florida State House of Representatives
Former Florida State Representative
Former City Commissioner for West Miami, FL
Former intern of U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
JD – University of Miami, FL (cum laude)
BS – University of Florida

.

RAND PAUL

NICKNAME: MINI-ME

Click image for video

RESUME:
U.S. Senator
Former campaign manager for U.S. Representative Ron Paul
Founder of the North Carolina Taxpayers Union
Founder and Chairman of Kentucky Taxpayers United
Founder of the Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic
Former private medical practitioner in Bowling Green, KY
Former Resident at Duke University Medical Center
MD – Duke University Medical Center
Fomer member of the Young Conservatives of Texas
Baylor University honors program enrollee

.

RICK PERRY

NICKNAME: TEX-SPECS

Click image for video

RESUME:
Former Governor of Texas
Former Lieutenant Governor of Texas
Former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture
Former (Democrat) Texas House Representative
Former Captain in the U.S. Air Force (C-130 pilot)
BS – Texas A&M University
Former Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

.

MIKE HUCKABEE

NICKNAME: THE HUCKSTER

Click image for video

RESUME:
Former host of Fox News channel’s Huckabee television program
Former Governor of Arkansas
Former Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
Former television producer and documentarian
Former host of the Positive Alternatives television program
Former pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, AR
Former pastor at Beech Street Baptist Church in Texarkana, AR
Former staffer for televangelist James Robison
BA – Ouachita Baptist University (magna cum laude)
Former news radio broadcaster

.

DONALD TRUMP

NICKNAME: THE DONALD

Click image for video

RESUME:
Former producer and host of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ television program
Former producer and host of ‘The Apprentice’ television program
Founder, Chairman, President, and CEO of the Trump Organization
Chairman of Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, Inc.
Owner of various product and service brands including: Trump Financial, Trump Sales and Leasing, Trump Restaurants, Trump Catering, Trump Ice Cream Parlor, GoTrump, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, Donald Trump – The Fragrance, Trump Magazine, Trump Golf, Trump Chocolate, Trump Home, Trump Productions, Trump Institute, Trump – The Game, Donald Trump’s Real Estate Tycoon, Trump Books, Trump Model Management, Trump Shuttle, Trump Ice, Trump Mortgage, Trump Vodka, and Trump Steaks
Owner of the Miss USA beauty pageant
Owner of the Miss Universe beauty pageant
Developer and owner of Trump International Golf Links in various locations, including: Doonbeg Ireland, Aberdeen Scotland, West Palm Beach FL, Rancho Palos Verdes CA, Bedminster NJ, Washington DC, Westchester NY, Philadelphia PA, Charlotte NC, and Colts Neck NJ
Developer and owner of Trump International Hotel and Tower complexes in various locations, including: Honolulu HI, Toronto Canada, Las Vegas NV, New York NY, and Chicago IL
Former owner of the New Jersey Generals USFL football team
Developer and owner of Trump Tower in New York, NY
BS – Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania
Fordham University attendee
Former cadet Captain at the New York Military Academy

.

CHRIS CHRISTIE

NICKNAME: GOVERNOR FAT BASTARD

Click image for video

RESUME:
Governor of New Jersey
Former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
Former member of the Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys for Attorneys General John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales
Former counsel for George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign
Former lobbyist for GPU Energy, Hackensack University Medical Center, the University of Phoenix, and the Securities Industry Association
Former member of the Board of Chosen Freeholders for Morris County, NJ
Former member of the Election Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association
Former partner at the Dughi, Hewit & Palatucci law firm
JD – Seton Hall University
BA – University of Delaware

.

JEB BUSH

NICKNAME: TWIG

Click image for video

RESUME:
Former Governor of Florida
Former Executive Director of the 1992 Florida Bush-Quayle campaign
Former Chairman of the 1990 Bob Martinez Gubernatorial campaign
Former Florida State Secretary of Commerce
Former Chairman of the Republican Party of Dade County
Former member of the Dade County Homeless Trust
Former Chairman of the South Florida United Negro College Fund’s finance committee
Former co-Chairman of Floridians for Educational Choice
Former co-Founder and board member of the Liberty City Charter School
Former member of the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation
Former board member of the United Way of Dade County
Former member of the Zoology Society of South Florida
Former Founder and Chairman of the Foundation for Florida’s Future
Former Chairman of the Beacon Council
Former President and CEO of the Codina Group
Former Vice President of the Texas Commerce Bank, Venezuela
BA – University of Texas

.
——————————————- SECOND STRINGERS ——————————————-
.

RICK SANTORUM

NICKNAME: SWEATER VEST

.

CARLY FIORINA

NICKNAME: THAT CHICK FROM THAT THING

.

JOHN KASICH

NICKNAME: MR. PERSONALITY

.

BOBBY JINDAL

NICKNAME: BIBBIDI-BOBBIDI-BOO

.
——————————————— THIRD STRINGERS ———————————————
.

LINDSEY GRAHAM

NICKNAME: LINDSEY GRAHAMNESTY

.

GEORGE PATAKI

NICKNAME: THE PRETENDER

.

KERRY BOWERS

NICKNAME: WHO?

.

*VIDEO* Presidential Apprentice With Donald Trump


.

.

Scott Walker takes shot at Jeb Bush

An early jab

Walker stayed positive throughout his speech, but took a thinly-veiled shot at former Governor Jeb Bush (R., Fla.) after talking about “flipping hamburgers” and growing up the son of a pastor and a part-time secretary. “From our family, we didn’t inherit fame or fortune, what we inherited was the belief that if you work hard and you play by the rules you can do and be anything you want,” he said. Such statements helped Walker leap into contention at the Iowa Freedom Summit in January, only to stumble while discussing foreign policy questions. In South Carolina, he offered a subtle corrective, noting that he is headed to Israel later today and assuring the audience — which was full of military service-members and their families — that he cares about national security as much as anyone.

National security is going to be important no doubt. The economy, and jobs will be the biggest issue, but national security might be second. Of course it is a given that after eight years of Obamunism, pretty much everything, from gun rights, to revamping the military, to re-establishing our role as world leader, to spending, and yes, ObamaCare and imigration is on the table.

RINO Assclown Panders To Mexicans In New Cinco De Mayo Video


.

.

*LIVE STREAMING* New Hampshire Republican Party Leadership Summit – Day 1 – 04/17/15


Former Governor Rick Perry, Senator Marco Rubio, former Governor Jeb Bush, and Governor Chris Christie take part in the New Hampshire Republican Party’s “First in the Nation” leadership summit in Nashua, NH. Streaming begins at 11:00am eastern time.

.


………………………Click on image above to watch stream.
.

Alternate Stream

.

Click HERE to visit the official website of the New Hampshire Republican Party Leadership Summit


.
————————————————————————————————————————–

.

Day 2 Speakers: Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, Governor Scott Walker, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Governor Bobby Jindal.

.

Is Jeb Bush a bad person? No, he just lacks a basic understanding of American sovereignty

And that lack of understanding is a deal killer for many Conservatives

Bush, who has a book on comprehensive immigration reform due out next month, said it was “un-American” to have illegal immigrants living in fear of exposure. 

“To me — and I’m here at this great Catholic institution and this is what my church teaches me — it is completely un-American to require people living in the shadows,” he declared. 

Here is an ultimate truth that Jeb does not grasp. A sovereign nation reserves every right to control its immigration. A nation that cannot, or in America’s case WILL NOT enforce this basic right will soon cease to be a nation. One of our  founding principles is E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, one. Immigration is wonderful, but it requires assimilation. People who want to come here to become Americans, to assimilate are blessings. And step one of assimilation is respect for our laws and culture. How can we have that with people who break our immigration laws? Immigration without assimilation is only going to harm this nation. And it matters not what nation they immigrate from either. Look at what Europe is going through right now because they allowed mass immigration and did not demand assimilation. Anyone wishing to immigrate here should show the desire to not just immigrate, but to become part of America, to be American. This is a truth Jeb Bush does not grasp.