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Jeb Bush to hold fundraiser in Bakersfield

Former Florida Governor and Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush speaks at a VFW town hall event in Merrimack, New Hampshire, Aug. 19.

A member of the Bush family is coming back to Bakersfield.

This time it’s Jeb Bush, who will be holding a fundraiser for his presidential bid Sept. 17, according to a source close to the campaign.

The source wouldn’t say any more than that, including where it will be held.

This will mark the second presidential fundraiser in town for the 2016 cycle so far. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry came here to pick up some cash in June; his people were similarly tight-lipped about the details beforehand, only saying the event was at a private home.

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