Republicans Rand Paul and Jeb Bush are the latest 2016 presidential contenders to schedule political fundraisers in the Seattle area.

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Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul and Jeb Bush are the latest 2016 contenders to come a-calling for campaign cash in the Seattle area.

Paul, the Kentucky senator, was set to attend a private fundraiser at a Bellevue restaurant Monday evening, in advance of his previously announced Wednesday rallies in Seattle and Spokane. (He’ll be campaigning in Alaska on Tuesday.)

The Paul event cost donors $1,000, according to an invitation. Hosts donated $5,400 — the maximum election-cycle donation under federal law. The event was closed to the media.

Paul plans a free campaign rally Wednesday morning at Town Hall Seattle. The 8:30 a.m. event was being advertised on Eventbrite, an online ticket service. He’ll then head to Spokane for a 2:30 p.m. event.

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Bush, the former Florida governor, plans a fundraiser Sept. 14 in Seattle, according to an invitation. The evening reception will cost donors $1,000 to get in, and $5,400 per couple wanting a photo with the candidate.

Bush has not announced any public events, and his campaign did not immediately respond to requests for more information.

The fundraisers are the latest in a string of mostly stealthy local campaign visits by presidential candidates.

Republican Ted Cruz stopped in Seattle for a fundraiser last week. GOP rivals Bush and Marco Rubio also have held private, donor-only events in recent months, as has Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders took a different approach in a visit this month, drawing huge crowds to two public campaign rallies — though his speech at one event was disrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters.