The Wall Street Journal
reports that Mitt Romney has picked up more of President George W.
Bush’s top fundraisers than any other candidate in the Republican
presidential race, and has even “won over twice as many of the Bush
backers as Texas Gov. Rick Perry,” who served as Bush’s Lieutenant
Governor in Texas.
“Winning the support of Mr. Bush’s
network would be a coup given that the former president’s fund-raising
operation was among the best in recent Republican campaigns. He invented
the modern system of relying on a group of ‘bundlers’ who could
generate huge sums by soliciting donations from colleagues, friends and
associates… Of the roughly 550 people who raised at least $100,000 for
Mr. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign, about 400 have yet to make a
campaign donation to any of the Republicans running for president.”