Bush Family Gathers in South Carolina Ahead Of Primary

George W. Bush and Jeb Bush will be joined by their mother this week.

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Ally Mutnick
Feb. 17, 2016, 8:40 a.m.

Former Pres­id­ent George W. Bush made a pitch for his broth­er former Flor­ida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) in a joint TV in­ter­view, say­ing: “I’m not an ex­pert in a lot of things, but I’m pretty know­ledge­able about what it takes to be pres­id­ent, since I were one. And he’s got what it takes.” (Fox News)

The former pres­id­ent also sent a new fun­drais­ing email on Jeb’s be­half while con­trast­ing him with his GOP rivals. “Strength is not empty rhet­or­ic. It is not bluster. It is not the­at­rics.” Bush wrote in the email. (Huff­ing­ton Post)

The two have been cam­paign­ing to­geth­er in South Car­o­lina and they will be joined Thursday by their moth­er, former First Lady Bar­bara Bush. “The vis­its un­der­score the cam­paign’s strategy to high­light the Bush fam­ily name, which is very pop­u­lar in South Car­o­lina.” (CNN)

ON THE TRAIL. Bush will travel to Nevada the day after the South Car­o­lina primary and hold a town hall on Sunday in Las Ve­gas. (Las Ve­gas Sun)

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