Jeb Bush is in the courting phase of his budding presidential run.
Bush is doling out multi-thousand-dollar campaign checks to pols and state parties across the country, his aides told The Washington Post this week.
One of those went to Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, considered a top Democratic target in 2016. Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, a Democrat, is challenging Blunt next year.
The amount was $5,400 — the most the likely White House contender contributed to any individual candidate.
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At last check, Blunt hadn’t committed to any GOP presidential candidate. He has, however, long ties to the Bush family. In 1999, Blunt was one of the original members of then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush’s presidential exploratory committee.
At the time, Bush said Blunt was a “leader who knows how to raise his sights and lower his voice.”