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Bush to speak Saturday at Hampton Synagogue

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the RedState Gathering in Atlanta on Aug. 8, 2015. Photo Credit: AP / David Goldman / File

Washington - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will be speaking at the Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach this Saturday morning, the synagogue and local GOP leaders said on Thursday.

Bush is expected to address his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal between the United States and five countries with Tehran to curb its nuclear weapon development in return for the easing of international economic sanctions against the regime.

Bush is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. for a half hour of so, said the synagogue's programming director, Matthew Ehrlich. The synagogue's newsletter announces the appearance.

The former Florida governor -- and son and brother of previous presidents -- has sagged in recent polls as New York City developer and reality TV star Donald Trump has dominated the news media and risen in popularity.

Bush follows other Republican presidential candidates who have made the trip out to the East End to speak to the congregation -- most recently, on Aug. 8, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham made appearances. Next month, on the evening of Sept. 4 following services, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is scheduled to speak.

The office of Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) confirmed Bush's visit to his district, but an aide said Zeldin is not sure he will attend the service at the Hampton Synagogue on Saturday.

Bush's campaign office did not respond to queries.


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