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David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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In this Jan. 29, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a campaign event at Greasewood Flats Ranch in Carroll, Iowa. Money may be growing tight for four Republican presidential hopefuls clustered under Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, just when they’re about to need it the most. Financial reports coming out Jan. 31 will reveal who began the year with enough cash to put their long-range campaign plans into motion. For Chris Christie, Bush and John Kasich, the aim is a strong showing in New Hampshire on Feb. 9 that power boosts them deep into primary season. Marco Rubio’s imperative is to do well enough in the first four states to vote that he can make a sustained climb in the weeks that follow. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Jeb Bush on N.H.: 'I'm just going to work my tail off'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday he plans to "work his tail off" as candidates prepare for the New Hampshire primary next week, pointing to his father as an example of how success in Iowa doesn't necessarily translate beyond the Hawkeye State. Published February 2, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Radisson Hotel, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Donald Trump nears 40 percent support in N.H.: Poll

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is nearing 40 percent support in New Hampshire, according to a poll released Monday that puts him well ahead of his 2016 GOP rivals in the Granite State. Published February 1, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.  speaks during a campaign a campaign event,  Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 31 points in N.H.: Poll

Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont is beating Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton by a better than 2-to-1 margin in New Hampshire, according to a poll released Monday that also showed Mr. Sanders, an avowed socialist, leading Mrs. Clinton by nearly 50 points among people who say they distrust the federal government the most. Published February 1, 2016

Chris Christie argues a point during a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) ** FILE **

Chris Christie: Pretty safe to say I won't win Iowa

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday it's pretty safe to say he will not win the Iowa caucuses, but that he's looking to be the No. 1 governor in the 2016 GOP presidential race coming out of the first few states. Published February 1, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife Jane Sanders wave to the crowd during a campaign rally at the Burlington Memorial Center, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Burlington, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders lead in Iowa: polls

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leads the 2016 GOP field in Iowa and Sen. Bernard Sanders has a slight edge over Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton in the state, according to polling released Monday as voters prepare for the Iowa caucuses. Published February 1, 2016

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks to a crowd as she introduces Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Tulsa, Okla., Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Brandi Simons)

Sarah Palin: 'I didn't lay PTSD at the foot of the president'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Monday she never blamed President Obama for issues tied to post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by many returning U.S. soldiers, but said there's more Mr. Obama can do to prove he respects U.S. troops and will let them do their jobs. Published February 1, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets members of the audience at a rally at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton: 'I take classified information seriously'

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday said she regrets some of the reactions that have resulted from her decision to use a private email system and server as secretary of state, likening the response from some quarters to criticism she's faced over the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi. Published February 1, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by her husband, former President Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton, waves as she arrives to speak at a rally at Abraham Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton: I'm a better candidate with a better organization than in 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Monday she's a better candidate and is better organized than she was when she lost the Iowa caucuses eight years ago, citing her experience as secretary of state as voters in the Hawkeye State prepare to make their choices Monday evening. Published February 1, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to reporters after a campaign event, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Marco Rubio: Ted Cruz would be the front-runner in Iowa

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Friday tried to set some expectations for Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas ahead of Monday's Iowa caucuses, saying at this point Mr. Cruz would be the front-runner in the state. Published January 29, 2016

Republican presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd before addressing supporters at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., in this Dec. 21, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) **FILE**

Donald Trump leads Ted Cruz, John Kasich by 15 points in N.H.: poll

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a solid grip on New Hampshire in the 2016 Republican primary contest, but a good chunk of GOP voters in the state would opt for other choices in a general election if former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg entered the race, according to a poll released Thursday. Published January 28, 2016

Democratic presidential candidates, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. talk over each other during the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Sanders cuts Clinton lead in Iowa to 5 points: poll

With just days left until Monday's caucuses, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a five-point lead in Iowa over 2016 Democratic presidential rival Sen. Bernard Sanders, according to a poll released Thursday that appears to back up Mr. Sanders' recent contention that he could struggle if turnout isn't high enough. Published January 28, 2016