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Bush Texas Leadership Committee Includes Texas House Speaker



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    Jeb Bush, center, stands with Mike Huckabee, left, and Marco Rubio during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Jeb Bush's presidential campaign has announced a Texas leadership team that includes his son, Land Commissioner George P. Bush, and state House Speaker Joe Straus.

    The former Florida governor's campaign released an "initial leadership committee" list Monday of 150-plus Texans.

    They included top donors and business and industry magnates, as well as current and former state lawmakers, Bush's brother, Neil, and U.S. Rep. Kay Granger.

    Jeb's father, George H.W. Bush, and his brother, George W. Bush, both live in Texas but weren't included.

    Texas moved up its primary to March 1 and will be the largest state voting on "Super Tuesday."

    Jeb Bush was born in Midland, but faces stiff competition for donors and endorsers since Sen. Ted Cruz is from Houston and Sen. Rand Paul grew up in Texas.

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