Bush Pioneer hosts DC fundraiser for Rivera state senate campaignby Dara Kam | August 12th, 2009
Benitez was one of President George W. Bush’s “pioneers,” fundraisers who raked in at least $100,000 for Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign.
Rivera, a Miami Republican who’s facing off in a GOP primary against fellow Miami Rep. Anitere Flores, has raised nearly $400,000 in campaign cash already, not including soft money or money in other campaign-related accounts.
Flores has less than half that amount, with about $170,000 so far.
The two are vying to replace Sen. Alex Villalobos, term-limited out of his Senate District 38 seat next year.