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California donors wait for a favorite to emerge from big GOP presidential field
California donors wait for a favorite to emerge from big GOP presidential field

Newport Beach businessman Dale Dykema is a highly sought-after guest when potential Republican presidential candidates visit California. He recently attended an intimate dinner with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a cocktail party headlined by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and a half-hour tete-a-tete with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. In the last quarter of a century, Dykema, 85, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to GOP candidates, party organizations and political action committees. He has yet to make up his mind on whom to back — and more importantly, whom to raise money for — in the 2016 presidential campaign. "There are just so many candidates in the race....

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