Former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks in Washington in June.
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Jeb Bush's presidential bid is getting another boost from Alabama lawmakers.
Bush, the former governor of Florida, picked up the endorsement of three Alabama lawmakers this week in his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. The supports comes on the heels of endorsements from Congressman Mike Rogers, Alabama Board of Education member Mary Scott Hunter and State Sen. J.T. Waggoner.
State Sens. Jimmy Holley, Steve Livingston and Gerald Dial announced their endorsement of Bush today.
"I'm one of the most conservative legislators in Alabama, and I firmly believe Jeb Bush's record and agenda shows he'll govern this nation as a pro-growth conservative," Holley said. "We need a leader to restore America's economy and its presence in the world, and I think Jeb Bush has the record and platform to get the job done. The Republican Party should nominate Jeb, and the country would do well to send him to the White House."
"I am a big fan of Jeb's record in Florida, because it shows he's more than just talk. If Jeb tells you he's going to reform the tax code, cut spending, and roll back Obama's oppressive regulations, then he's going to do it," he said.
Bush's economic policies are what attracted Livingston.
"I have a lot of experience in the energy field, and Jeb's plan to unleash America's oil and natural gas reserves as economic drivers is brilliant. Jeb is decisively laying out an agenda that will create jobs and opportunity in Alabama, and that's I am endorsing him for President."
Bush has been the pick of most of the Alabama lawmakers that have announced endorsements in the 2016 Presidential race. In what many considered a surprising move, Gov. Robert Bentley has endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican.