Bush latest GOP hopeful to visit NC
Posted April 29, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a prospective Republican candidate for president in 2016, will visit North Carolina on Friday.
Bush, who hasn't yet declared his candidacy, will attend events in Raleigh and Charlotte, including an 11 a.m. public session at the state Republican Party headquarters, at 1506 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who was the first declared GOP candidate, attended a John Locke Foundation lunch in Raleigh two weeks ago. Another potential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, made a stop in Raleigh last month.
More 2016 presidential candidates are expected in North Carolina in the coming months. Lawmakers are working on a proposal to move the state's presidential primary from May to early March to raise North Carolina's profile in the campaign.