Bush brother Neil — whose establishment darling brother Jeb! dropped out of the 2016 presidential race last month — was announced Tuesday as a new member of the Sen. Ted Cruz for president national finance team.
Neil and wife Maria Bush were among thirteen new Cruz national finance team members aboard as voters in four GOP primary states headed to the polls on March 8, according to USA Today. Neil Bush is not only brother to former 2016 GOP presidential candidate Jeb! Bush, but also to former President George W. Bush and a son of former president George H. W. Bush.
The news outlet posted the following list of new Cruz finance team members:
• Neil and Maria Bush, Houston
• Dick and Meg Weekley – Houston
• John and Ann Bookout – Houston
• Ashley Keller – Chicago
• Don and Mary Catherine Huffines – Dallas
• Phillip and Holly Huffines – Dallas
• Cecilia and Dr. Jim Leininger – San Antonio
In a statement Cruz emphasized the momentum behind his campaign and an excitement over the new finance team members. He called the race as being narrowed to just two candidates without specifically naming Donald Trump as the other of the two GOP candidates. The message also asserted that this two-man race is evidence of conservatives uniting behind the Cruz campaign.
The Cruz campaign also boasted of gaining former supporters of presidential candidates Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Among those candidates, only Rubio remains in the race for the GOP nomination. Perry has since endorsed Cruz.
Cruz holds 300 delegates going into March 8 primary elections in four states. Trump maintains the lead in delegates with 384 before the Tuesday primary states of Hawaii, Michigan, Idaho, and Mississippi award a combined total of 150 delegates.
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