Jeb Bush Fundraiser Brian Ballard Defects Over Rubio Attacks

Jeb Bush is losing support of one of Florida’s leading fundraisers, NBC News reported.

Brian Ballard told Politico he withdrew his support and made it public now to discourage Bush from attacking Rubio.

"The campaign has become negative, one that is about attacking and trying to bring down Marco Rubio. And that doesn't sit well - not only with me, but with anyone who knows the two," Ballard said to Politico. "Marco's a friend of mine. I didn't sign up for a campaign that was going to be negative and attack a bright star of the party's future. It doesn't make sense. I'm over it. And I'm done."

Both Bush and Rubio draw from a similar group of donors in Florida, who have supported both candidates over the years.

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