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Jeb Bush to hold events in Tallahassee and Orlando in next 10 days

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While Jeb Bush continues to campaign on the West Coast this week, his campaign announced several events that will bring the former Florida governor back to the Sunshine State over the course of the rest of July.

On Monday he’ll be in Tallahassee talking about reforming Washington.

“It’s about making it so that folks in Washington, Iowa or in Mount Washington, New Hampshire aren’t at a disadvantage because of the decisions reached in the nation’s capital,” said campaign manager Danny Diaz in a conference call to financial contributors on Thursday afternoon. “Obviously, life in the Beltway’s pretty good, but the decisions that are made there need to benefit all Americans. And how can we reform government that operates in a more effective and efficient ways. So he’s going to lay out a framework there and some ideas with respect to how to achieve that.”

On Monday, July 27, Bush will be in Orlando for an event with Hispanic pastors. And on Friday, July 31, Bush will be addressing the National Urban League in Fort Lauderdale, along with presidential candidates Ben Carson, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley.

Meanwhile, July is the first full month of the official Bush campaign, and national finance director Heather Larrison today announced details of an incentive program for bundlers this month.

For those individuals who can bring in eight individual contributors who donate the maximum $2,700 before the beginning of August, they’ll be invited to attend a dinner with the candidate in Coral Gables at the end of July, as well as attend a debate watch party for the first scheduled Fox debate on August 6.

“The governor is a different kind of leader, and he’s someone that is just so focused on consensus building, so focused on solutions that bring people together, so all of us can benefit from the work that’s being done,” Diaz said.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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