Jeb Bush speaks at North Carolina GOP headquarters

RALEIGH -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spoke at at the North Carolina Republican Party headquarters Friday morning while meeting with invited guests.

Watch Bush talk about anti-Bush sentiment.


He appeared earlier in the week at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference in Texas as he strengthens his ties with voters around the country ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Bush has headlined dozens of fundraisers this year, but has yet to formally announce his candidacy.

Other prominent Republicans are planning visits to the state, which was closely contested in the past two presidential elections. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is speaking at the state Republican convention next month.

President Barack Obama narrowly won North Carolina in 2008, while Republican Mitt Romney carried the state in 2012.

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