In a time when so many Republican groups are searching for ways to persuade young Americans to support them in the ballot booth, the sons of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have taken up perhaps a more difficult task: Making donors out of them.
The Bush boys, 37-year-old George P. Bush and Jeb Bush Jr., 29—nephews and grandchildren of American presidents—are working to encourage right-leaning millennials and Gen Xers to start giving to Republican campaigns and causes through Maverick PAC, a group George P. co-founded in 2004. Jeb Jr. serves as a state co-chair of the organization and runs his own political action committee out of Florida, SunPAC, which promotes Hispanic Republican candidates.
Last weekend, MavPAC held its annual members-only conference for the first time in Miami, Fla., where young GOP donors gathered at the Mandarin Oriental hotel to hear keynote addresses from Republican leaders such as Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.Read More »from Bush brothers team up to make donors out of young Republicans