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Jeb Bush's donors are already turning to Marco Rubio

Since former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) dropped out of the presidential race Saturday night, his robust donor base is already working its way to fellow Floridian Marco Rubio. About 20 Bush donors have reportedly already called Florida lobbyist Brian Ballard, a Rubio supporter who switched over from Bush in 2015.

"There's no doubt that the Rubio campaign and super PAC could use a bump," Ballard told USA Today. "And it's clear that it's going to happen."

Rubio's campaign raised about $5 million in January. His super PAC raised nearly $2.5 million.