- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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.

“We’ve got a long haul here,” Mr. Bush said on “Fox and Friends.” “After New Hampshire, you start South Carolina, Nevada, then you got a slew of states, so everybody’ll have a chance to decide who they want as the party’s nominee, who best can beat Hillary Clinton and who best can be commander-in-chief and president of the United States.”

Mr. Bush was on track to finish in sixth place in Monday’s Iowa caucuses.

Asked if he had a prediction on how he would do in the primary next Tuesday in New Hampshire, Mr. Bush said: “I don’t predict. I’m just going to work my tail off.”

He recalled being excited in 1980 when his father, George H.W. Bush, defeated Ronald Reagan in Iowa.

“He came here to New Hampshire and it didn’t work out, and many other candidates have the same story,” the younger Mr. Bush said. “People in New Hampshire take this seriously. They’re proud of their first-in-the-nation primary status, and I’m going to go earn their support.”


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