Jeb Bush sent a letter to potential supporters announcing a raffle for a "VIP ticket" to the taping of Stephen Colbert's first episode as host of The Late Show

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated August 28, 2015 12:00 PM
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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has got the hottest ticket in town – and he’s raffling it off to the luckiest bidder.

The former Florida governor sent a letter to potential supporters this week offering a “VIP ticket” to the taping of Stephen Colbert‘s first episode as host of The Late Show, according to the Associated Press.

Bush, who’s set to appear alongside actor George Clooney on the Sept. 8 show, is asking voters for a $3 donation to enter the contest, which includes an all-expenses-paid trip to New York for the event at the renovated Ed Sullivan Theater, according to the AP.

“Running for president can be a taxing and grueling job, but it also presents you with some truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities,” Bush wrote, reported the AP. “Friend, I want to share one of those opportunities with you.”

The raffle is not sanctioned by CBS, a spokesman told the AP.

“All guests on the show are provided audience tickets for their own use,” said Chris Ender, of CBS Entertainment. “However, this promotion is not a coordinated tie-in between the show and the political campaign.”

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