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Bush latest GOP hopeful to visit NC

Posted April 29, 2015

— 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.


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  • Mike C May 1, 2015
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    While neither democrat nor republican, I think I can honestly say this country does not need another Bush in the White House.

  • Sam Adams May 1, 2015
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    Keep moving on, the last thing this country needs is another Bush or Clinton in office.

  • Patrick Demby Apr 29, 2015
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    Great, a useless RINO.

    Can we pay him not to come?

  • Fred Holt Apr 29, 2015
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    Yep - it's the media that has made these Bushes into such failures. And it's the media that would suggest that since he has almost zero separation in his advisory staff from his brother or father, that indeed the apple might not be so far from the tree. But really, how unfair, Jeb hasn't really even met the Saudis... yet.

  • Jamal Jensen Apr 29, 2015
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    True. The media will try to paint him out to be just like George W. Anyone familiar with either of the men, even remotely, know that in style, temperament, and in even ideology in many cases, are polar opposites.

  • Rob Creekmore Apr 29, 2015
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    Good luck running out of your brothers shadow.