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Florida House speakers urge New Hampshire to pick Bush over Rubio

An anti-Marco Rubio ad in the Union-Leader

Jeb Bush campaign news release

An anti-Marco Rubio ad in the Union-Leader



Six former Florida House speakers and the current one are featured in a New Hampshire newspaper ad urging voters to pick Jeb Bush over Marco Rubio, "a tremendous political talent" but "not the best choice to serve as Commander-in-Chief."

Bush's campaign placed the full-page ad in Wednesday's Union-Leader, the Manchester based newspaper with a conservative editorial page. It comes as Rubio has jumped into the spot light after Iowa and Bush has save his flagging campaign in New Hampshire.

"We like and admire Marco, but as individuals who have personally witnessed the leadership of both candidates, we are unequivocal in our belief that Governor Bush is the best choice to be our next president," it reads. "Jeb has been tested and is ready to lead our country in these challenging times."

The letter is signed by Allan Bense, Dean Cannon, Larry Cretul, Steve Crisafulli, Tom Feeney, John Thrasher and Will Weatherford.


[Last modified: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 9:28am]


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