Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Dominate Early Presidential Fundraising

Former Florida governor and former secretary of state account for nearly half of the $377 million raised by all candidates so far

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are bringing in the money.

According to a review by the Associated Press on Wednesday, the two 2016 presidential front-runners accounted for almost half of the $377 million raised by groups supporting all 22 expected candidates.

Bush’s super PAC, Right to Rise, said it raised a record $103 million, while Bush’s campaign collected $11.5 million from contributors since June 15.

On the Democratic side, Clinton raised $45 million. Her super PAC, Priorities USA Action, brought in an additional $15 million.

Other candidates raised a bit less. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s collected about $44.7 million, Ben Carson’s campaign said it raised more than $10.4 million and Democrat Bernie Sanders brought in $15 million.

Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Democratic former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee reported six-figure fundraising totals.

Most campaigns are required to file their initial reports with the Federal Election Commission by midnight Wednesday.

GOP candidates Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made their campaigns official too recently to require filing.

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