Jeb Bush met with Tea Party on immigration

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Jeb Bush met with several tea party officials in Florida last month to talk immigration reform as the Gang of Eight bill was nearing completion.

The former governor, and his son, Jeb Bush, Jr., met with with representatives from TheTeaParty.Net, Tea Party Express, The Tea Party News Network, Revive America and others on April 11, POLITICO reports.

Members of former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s staff and Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus’s staff were also present.

“Obviously dad has been doing a lot on the immigration debate for years,” Jeb Bush, Jr. said. “We’ve been on the issue for a while… We spoke about general conservative principles that we don’t want to forget about.”

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