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Jeb Bush In Michigan: “I Intend To Spend A Lot Of Time Here If I’m A Candidate"

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Jeb Bush says he’ll be spending a lot of time in Michigan if he decides to run for president.

The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher has more.

Bush was in Michigan giving the kind of speech you’d expect from someone eying the Republican nomination in 2016. He touted his record as governor of Florida a decade ago and criticized the Obama administration’s economic policies.

At an event in Lansing, he told reporters Michigan will be a critical state for any Republican running for president next year.

“If you think about it from an electoral standpoint, I think Republicans need to get back up here a lot,” he says.

Some Republicans in Michigan have called it a “fly-over state” for GOP candidates while arguing for splitting up the state’s electoral votes.

Jake Neher is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He covers the State Legislature and other political events in Lansing.
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