To say that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is not a fan of the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump would be an understatement. To say that his big money donors both in Florida and New York City are not fans of Trump is also an understatement.
The Clinton campaign is finding that former Bush money are more than happy to listen to pitches as to why they should spend their political cash with the presumptive Democratic nominee. The reason the Bush money men are more than happy to hear from Clinton is because her views on trade, business and to extent foreign policy is far more in sync with their view than is the beliefs if Trump.
One target of the Clinton team is Florida healthcare billionaire Mike Fernandez who went on record with the Miami Herald back in December saying he could not see himself backing Trump.
“If I have a choice — and you can put it in bold — if I have a choice between Trump and Hillary Clinton, I’m choosing Hillary,” Fernandez said. “You have no idea how furious I am with my friends in the Republican Party who have embraced this guy.”
“My frustration is really with that sector of Republican voters that are so blinded by the demagoguery,” he said.
According to multiple sources another long time Bush supporter Woody Johnson, Jeb Bush’s former finance chair and the owner of the New York Jets is willing to at least hear a pitch from the Clinton camp about putting cash up for the campaign.
The Clinton campaign have an extensive list of Wall Street donors who supported Bush and other unsuccessful Republican candidate’s months ago but wanted to wait until Trump locked down the nomination before beginning to make the calls.
No one in the Clinton campaign expects to land all of Bush’s donors but she has a very good chance of picking off a few very big ones.