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Mon May 19, 2014

Jeb Bush headed to Cincy in June for high-dollar GOP fundraiser

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
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One potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, was in Cincinnati Friday night; and another is coming in June - former Florida governor Jeb Bush, for a private fundraising event at the Queen City Club.

According to the invitation obtained by WVXU, Bush will be here for high-priced fundraiser for the Republican National Committee (RNC). RNC chairman Reince Priebus will also be on hand.

Prices for the event range from $1,000 per person for a ticket to the Queen City Club reception to $64,800 for couples who agree to be chairs of the event. The federal campaign contribution limit for individuals is $32,400.  Co-chairs will pay $32,400 and will get two tickets to the dinner, a roundtable discussion with Bush and Priebus and and a photo opportunity.

The former Florida governor - brother of one president, George W. Bush, and son of another, George H.W. Bush - is being urged by many in the GOP to run for president in 2016. He has yet to commit.

Among the co-chairs listed on the invitation are John Barrett, CEO of Western & Southern, Reds' principal owner Bob Castellini, Cintas founder and chairman Richard Farmer, his son, Cintas CEO Scott Farmer, and  Craig and Carl Linder III.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush
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