An evening with Gov. Jeb Bush and State Treasurer Walker Stapleton

The VIP Reception was held at the Brown Palace Hotel on May 29. The $1,000-ticket price allowed guests to have their photos taken with the former Florida Governor.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, chats with local entrepreneur Charlie Gallagher at a VIP fundraising reception for State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, right, at the Brown Palace Hotel on May 29. Bush told guests he hasn’t decided yet whether to run for president in 2016.
Gov. Jeb Bush, left, listens as Jeff Wasden, vice chair of public affairs at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, converses with Pete Coors, chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Co. and chairman of the host committee trying to bring the 2016 RNC to Denver, Greg Maffei, president and CEO at Liberty Media, and the Hon. Craig Stapleton, former United States ambassador to France and the Czech Republic and the father of State Treasurer Walker Stapleton.

State Treasurer Walker Stapleton welcomes his cousin Jeb Bush to Denver on May 29.
Assistant Senate Minority Leader Mark Scheffel, R-Parker, has his photo snapped with Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida who was in town May 29 to campaign for his cousin Walker Stapleton.

Jeb Bush is flanked by Arapahoe County Republican activists Lynne and Bo Cottrell at a VIP reception at the Brown Palace Hotel.
Janel Domenico, a campaign finance consultant, with Gov. Jeb Bush at the reception on May 29.
Photos by Jody Hope Strogoff/The Colorado Statesman