Former Florida Governor and GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush visited the home of Randy James today for a fund-raiser for his campaign. The event is closed to the media. An email that was sent out to invitees provided the following quotes and list of supporters:
“My experience with economic development issues tells me Jeb’s plan to grow the economy and cast off the shackles of the Obama Administration’s bad policy decisions is exactly what we need to grow jobs and opportunity in this country. His tax reform and energy platforms are also big parts of what this country needs to achieve higher growth rates. As a veteran, I am thrilled with Jeb’s plan to restore America’s leadership role in the world and fix the broken Veterans Affairs Administration. Jeb is an experienced and proven leader during a time of great turmoil and big problems in our country. That’s why I support him for President,” Mike Chaney, Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance.
"After Katrina devastated the Coast, Gov. Bush acted immediately and sent first responders from Florida to help us begin to recover. I will never forget his concern for us in Mississippi even while dealing with a number of hurricanes in his own state,” Dave Dennis, Specialty Contractors & Associates, three-time Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board New Orleans, LA.
Jeb 2016 Initial Mississippi Support
Sidney Allen, Jr., Jackson
Mike Armour, Tupelo
Morgan Baldwin, Tupelo
Austin Barbour, Jackson
Ann Brock, Ridgeland
Ann and Rick Calhoon, Jackson
Commissioner Mike Chaney, Vicksburg
Marty Davidson, Meridian
Dan Davis, Flowood
Jason Dean, Madison
Dave Dennis, Pass Christian
Tommy Duff, Hattiesburg
Spence Flatgard, Ridgeland
Former State Senator Merle Flowers, Southaven
This list is about as establishment as one can get in Mississippi. What is interesting is the Mississippi GOP establishment seems to be supporting either Kasich or Bush. Interesting because they are two the more moderate candidates and are seen as the GOP establishment's choice. No bucking the party elders here a la Mounger & Reagan.