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McCain: Jeb Bush the 'smartest guy I know on education'



It seems there no one Jeb Bush has not talked to recently about education. Sen. John McCain tells us that he spoke with the former governor a couple weeks ago on education policy.

"He's the smartest guy I know on education," McCain said in a brief interview in the U.S. Capitol. Asked if Bush's support for Common Core was an issue, McCain deflected. "What he did for education in Florida ... that's a clear record of success."

Is he a viable candidate for president, there's a lot of question about the fact that ...? "That his name is Bush?" McCain said, finishing the question. "Somebody else's name is Clinton."

[Last modified: Thursday, April 3, 2014 11:01am]


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