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Jeb Bush At Republican Fund-Raiser In Las Vegas

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By Paul Johnson

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - The next presidential election is a few years off, but a potential candidate made his way to Las Vegas on Thursday.
Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, spoke to students at Advanced Technologies Academy ahead of an event with casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.
Political analysts have noted Bush's recent increased visibility, though he has yet to announce his candidacy.
Known for pushing education, Bush spoke about digital learning at a school recognized for being ahead of the technology curve.
"It signals a little bit of the start of the upcoming presidential election. It also signals education again will become an issue," said Mark Newburn with the Nevada State Board of Education.
Nevada is again expected to be a battleground state in 2016.
"Nevada is an early caucus state. I also think, even more importantly, it gets him in front of one of the biggest donors to Republican presidential politics," said political consultant Dan Hart.
Hart, of course, was referring to Adelson. Bush was expected to address the Republican Jewish Coalition at a dinner hosted by the chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corp.
"There's been a lot of jockeying behind the scenes. We are now seeing public manifestations of the race itself. You will see other people coming to Nevada - Rand Paul, Mark Rubio and a number of other candidates will be stopping by, I'm sure," Hart said.


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