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Jeb Bush’s Texas campaign leadership committee

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By Lynn R. Mitchell

This week presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s Texas campaign committee was revealed with many prominent names in Texas circles including Joe Straus, Texas House Speaker; Kay Granger, U.S. House of Representatives; Pete Sessions, U.S. House of Representatives; and George P. Bush, Jeb’s son and Texas Land Commissioner. It also included Javaid Anwar, Midland oilman; Ross Perot Jr., Dallas developer; T. Boone Pickens, energy tycoon; John Carona, former state senator; Florence Shapiro, former state senator; Dan Branch, former state representative; Bob Seuell, former state senator; and Kevin Eltife, state senator.

The campaign provided the complete list of more than 100 names on the leadership committee:

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2016: Eric Cantor, John Hager, Kay James endorse Jeb Bush … will head up Virginia campaign

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By Lynn R. Mitchell

“Governor Bush is a true conservative leader with a long-term vision for this country and the practical know how to implement it. After eight years of anemic growth and declining international relevance, America needs a President that can re-energize our nation and recapture our greatness — Jeb Bush is that man. I look forward to working closely with the Governor and his team as they chart a course to the White House.” – Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor

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In a move that excited many Virginia Republicans on Thursday night, former Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor joined the Jeb Bush for President team and endorsed the former Florida governor  (see Cantor endorses Bush at Richmond fundraiser and on Twitter). Also endorsing Governor Bush were former Virginia Lieutenant Governor John Hager and former Secretary of Health and Human Resources Kay James. Bush has tapped Cantor, Hager, and James, a diverse group of Virginians, to be his co-chairs for the Virginia campaign.

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2016: Jeb … or Mitt?

Jeb-MittBy Lynn R. Mitchell

I have not written before now about Mitt Romney’s comments Friday when he told a group of donors that he is still considering entering the 2016 presidential race (see Romney to GOP donors: ‘I want to be President’).

Quite frankly, it was surprising. For months I had listened, hoping to hear that Mitt would get into the 2016 campaign but hearing his continued denials over and over and over and over. I was fully supportive of him in 2008 and 2012, even served on his Virginia Steering Committee in 2012, and enthusiastically attended the pre-election rally held at Fishersville’s Expoland in 2012 that brought out 10,000 supporters and also featured VP candidate Congressman Paul Ryan, Romney Virginia Chair Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling and former Virginia First Lady Susan Allen.

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