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.