GOP Donors Provide Cover for Bush on Immigration

A trio of Republicans who hold sizable sway over the purse strings in the party issued an explicit warning to their aspiring field of presidential candidates Tuesday: Support immigration reform or forget about receiving the big checks necessary to finance a White House campaign.

Three multimillionaire supporters of Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign – health care CEO Mike Fernandez, fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder and private equity manager Spencer Zwick – said it was imperative that the GOP nominee for president in 2016 be a clear and unapologetic supporter of broad-based changes to the country’s immigration system that would allow the estimated 11 million immigrants in the country illegally to come out of the shadows.

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