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Kentucky GOP Chairman Says Jeb Bush Will Visit Louisville

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Posted at 9:19 AM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-18 19:02:59-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Republican Party Chairman Steve Robertson says Jeb Bush will visit Louisville later this month.

Robertson told The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1QeZN4m) that the Republican presidential candidate will attend an afternoon fundraising reception at a private residence on Sept. 24. The event will benefit the state Republican party.

Robertson said the visit shows the party's central committee made a good decision when it voted to select Kentucky's Republican presidential delegate next year during caucuses on March 5 instead of the traditional May primary.

The change was initiated by Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul and allows him to run for president and re-election to his Senate seat at the same time without violating a law that bans candidates from appearing on a ballot twice in the same election.

Robertson said he expects the change to bring "a great number of presidential hopefuls" to Kentucky.

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