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During photo shoot, Jeb asked and Alex explained Virginia petition requirements

Alex Davis w Jeb BushPhoto by Jeb Bush for President campaign photographer.

By Lynn R. Mitchell

When Jeb Bush stopped in Bristol Thursday to help raise money for Virginia Republican senatorial candidates (see Jeb brings presidential campaign to Bristol, helps Virginia senate candidates), he addressed a crowd of attendees and as soon as it concluded, a line formed with those waiting to talk with him and pose for pictures. I had my cell phone camera ready and Alex Davis, the Young Republican who is helping to coordinate Jeb signatures in the 9th Congressional District, was standing beside me. Holding his clipboard, he waited so I could take his picture with the governor.

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Jeb brings presidential campaign to Bristol, helps Virginia senate candidates

By Lynn R. Mitchell

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Governor Jeb Bush. September 24, 2015. Bristol, Virginia.

4Governor Jeb Bush (center) with Senators Ryan McDougle and Bill Carrico (right) and senate candidate Nancy Dye and Senator Ben Chafin (left).

Impressive. That was my first thought reflecting on Thursday’s fundraiser with Governor Jeb Bush to help Republican state senate candidates retain their majority in Virginia’s General Assembly. In an election year when all 40 seats are up for reelection, Republicans hold a slim 21-19 lead. Demonstrating the team effort that has been stressed as absolutely necessity, Governor Bush emphasized, “We have to be a team of conservatives that reach out to everybody to win.”

It wasn’t his first time helping Virginia Republicans. Earlier this year he donated $10,000 to the cash-strapped Republican Party of Virginia.

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Jeb Bush to fundraise for Virginia state senate candidates at ‘Java with Jeb’ event

Jeb 2016 logoBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Demonstrating the team spirit that will be necessary for Republican wins in 2015 and 2016, former Florida Jeb Bush is heading to southwest Virginia to fund raise for the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus and their candidates who include Nancy Dye who is running againstĀ  incumbent Democratic candidate John Edwards and independent candidate Don Caldwell.

Billed as Java with Jeb, an opportunity for coffee and conversation with the presidential candidate, the event will be held on Thursday, September 24, at the Birthplace of Country Music museum in Bristol at 11:45 a.m. Dye will attend, and others expected to be there include Senators Bill Carrico, Ben Chafin, Ralph Smith, and Ryan McDougle.

Republicans currently hold a 21-19 majority in the Virginia State Senate, a lead they are trying to retain in the upcoming November elections. Jeb’s appearance will help pull in funds for campaigns and increase his profile in our battleground state.

 

 

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