On the same day former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was making appearances in Las Vegas with Gov. Brian Sandoval, his brother, former President George W. Bush, also was visiting the city.
Jeb Bush was supporting Sandoval’s education initiatives with appearances at the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy and in a meeting with the Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial board. He also was the guest of honor at a big-money political fund-raiser for Sandoval and Nevada Republicans.
Meanwhile, the former president participated in a private corporate speaking engagement, but then took some time to stop by The Venetian to visit with Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson.
No word on what President Bush and Adelson discussed.
In case you’re wondering, no, the former president did not stop by the Global Gaming Expo, which was taking place in the Sands Expo and Convention Center, which is attached to The Venetian.
Adelson was one of the largest contributors to Bush’s presidential campaigns. But their relationship is also personal. Adelson’s corporate office has several photos of him and his wife with Bush, including pictures at the former president’s ranch in Texas.