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Gallup: Jeb Bush’s image among Republicans declines

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Jeb Bush’s image among Republicans has worsened, according to a new Gallup poll. Forty-five percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said they had an unfavorable opinion of the former Florida governor. The results reflect voters opinions between Dec. 18 and Jan. 5. That support, the poll found, is significantly lower than his position in July, when 54 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said they had a favorable opinion of Bush. Frank Newport of gallup.com reported that Bush’s -1 net…

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New Right to Rise ad calls out Marco Rubio for missed votes

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A new advertisement from a super PAC supporting Jeb Bush is criticizing fellow Floridian Marco Rubio for missing national security hearings and votes. “Over the last three years, Rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed more total votes than another senator. Politics first, that’s the Rubio way,” says the 30-second ad from Right to Rise USA. The advertisement will begin airing in Iowa this week, according to The Des Moines Register. Recent national polls show Rubio is in…

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Jeb Bush slashing spending, shifting staff amid campaign woes

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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is drastically slashing campaign spending, including an across-the-board pay cut for staff, as the one-time front-runner seeks to salvage his bid for the GOP nomination. The moves will reduce the campaign’s payroll by 40 percent, while also cutting travel costs by 20 percent and eliminating extraneous overhead costs. Most campaign officials were told of the cost-cutting on Friday. The changes mark a significant setback for a campaign that spent months building a large operation, but…

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