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Former FL Gov. Jeb Bush visits Mississippi College

Prior to the dinner, Bush spoke with students about education reform, immigration and other issues. Prior to the dinner, Bush spoke with students about education reform, immigration and other issues.
CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush visited the campus of Mississippi College Tuesday, helping to raise funds for student tuition. The son and brother of former U. S. Presidents, was the keynote speaker during the school's annual Spring Scholarship Dinner.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant introduced the Republican favored to run for president in 2016.

When asked if he'd run in 2016, the 59-year-old was non committal saying it's best to make the decision at the proper time. Hundreds of supporters and prominent state figures attended the fundraiser.

Florida's 43rd governor now heads a consulting firm in the state.

Prior to the dinner, Bush spoke with students about education reform, immigration and other issues.

Presidential Scholar Christopher Gruning is from Fort Myers, Florida and said Bush implemented a lot of great ideas in the state that could be beneficial to the country. Gruning was in Punta Gorda, Florida when Hurricane Charley hit in August of 2004.

"After my home was devastated I was able to see Governor Bush from afar and be able to observe everything he was able to do to revive our community and to bring us back from the devastation that was caused, and I've been a great admirer of him ever since," said Gruning, an MC senior.

The Spring Scholarship Dinners have raised $1.7 million for 260 students since 2008.

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