OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Florida Gov. and possible presidential candidate Jeb Bush visited a charter school in Oklahoma City with Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin in a public event that could be mutually beneficial for the two politicians.
Bush and Fallin met Tuesday afternoon with teachers and students from the KIPP College Preparatory School, a middle school on the city's northeast side.
The visit gives Fallin an opportunity for a plug from a high-profile Republican as she ramps up her 2014 re-election bid, and Bush is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser for Fallin Tuesday night.
While Bush hasn't committed to a presidential run in 2016, the visit gives him an opportunity to lay some groundwork in a state that Republicans like to boast is "the reddest of the red."