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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