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Pro-Bush Super PAC Announces $103 Million Haul

Right to Rise, the super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, says it has raised a whopping $103 million in the first half of this year.

That is on top of the $11.4 million his official campaign raised in the 16 days between his June 15 campaign launch and the end of the second fundraising quarter on June 30.

Ahead of the formal launch of his campaign last year, Bush spent much of the first half of the year fundraising for his super PAC.The pro-Bush group is expected to be one of the top funded among all the presidential candidates.

The more than $11 million raised for his official campaign also stack up well against his rivals. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, the first to announce a 2016 bid, raised $10 million, while Carly Fiorina brought in just $1.4 million.

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton last week reported that she raised more than $45 million, though she launched her campaign more than a month before Bush. Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders, who formally announced on May 26, raised $15 million.