Redskins owner among the big donors to Jeb Bush super-PAC
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The super-PAC supporting Jeb Bush’s presidential bid posted a massive $103 million fundraising haul over the past six months, boosted by 24 individual donors who gave at least $1 million a piece.


The Right to Rise super-PAC filed its fundraising numbers with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, giving new insight into the political and financial power-players opening their wallets for the former Florida governor.

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder ($100,000), Houston Texans owner Bob McNair ($500,000), Texas Rangers owner Ray Davis ($100,000), Texas oil man T. Boone Pickens ($100,000) and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman ($100,000) are among them. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, Bush's national finance chairman, contributed more than $500,000.

Jeb Bush’s father, former President George H.W. Bush, gave $125,000, while his older brother, former President George W. Bush, gave $95,000.

Florida billionaire Miguel Fernandez, who founded MBF Healthcare Partners, was Bush’s largest donor, chipping in $3 million.

Others crossing the $1 million threshold include Hushang Ansary, the former Iranian ambassador to the U.S., and billionaire investor William Oberndorf, who sits on the board of directors for Bush’s education foundation.

Bush's super PAC also drew on donors supporting his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. Billionaire investor Ronald Perelman is a member of Sen. Lindsey Graham’s national finance team, but he’s given $500,000 to the group so far this year.

Christine Taylor, a spokesperson Perelman, told The Hill in a statement that he's "close personal friends with both Graham and Bush," adding that he has a "deep respect and admiration for their leadership on America's national security."

Other big-name donors include Dollar Rental Car founder Henry Caruso, who gave $100,000; John Cushman, the former president of the National Boy Scouts of America, who gave $300,000; NASCAR executive Brian France, who gave $50,000; and former American Olympic sailer John Dane, who chipped in $25,000.