Bush first with approved delegate list in Tenn. GOP primary

Secretary of State Tre Hargett on Tuesday released the final list of 14 Republican and 3 Democratic candidates who will appear on the March 1 ballot.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jeb Bush is the first of 17 candidates appearing on Tennessee presidential primary ballots to submit an approved list of delegates.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett on Tuesday released the final list of 14 Republican and 3 Democratic candidates who will appear on the March 1 ballot.

The deadline for delegates to qualify to represent candidates at the convention is Dec. 10.

Bush’s slate includes former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and his successor, Randy Boyd.

The Republicans on the ballot are Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump.

The Democrats are Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders.

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