WebHeader_Grove.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Make a gift to NHPR and have a Valentine's message to a loved one read on air!
Politics
0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8d8c0001Click on a photo to find stories by candidate:0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8d8c0002More Content:Our Voters Guide provides an overview of all you need to know about the 2016 N.H. Presidential Primary.Click here to explore a calendar of candidate visits and other Primary campaign events.Click here for our Money in Politics stories and data interactives.Visit our Where They Stand series for an overview of the candidates' positions on key policy questions.Visit our series Primary Backstage to learn about the people and places that make the N.H. Primary tick.To see NHPR photos from the campaign trail, visit our Primary 2016 album on Flickr.

Jeb Bush Touches Down In N.H

jeb_nh.JPG
Josh Rogers/nhpr
/

Easygoing amid a swarm of media, the former Florida Governor chose a Hudson biotech firm for his first  N.H. stop in his likely presidential bid.

"I am joyfully pursuing the possibility of this," Bush said.

Along they way, Bush talked policy with members of the Nashua Chamber of Commerce. He faced questions on education and immigration, areas where his views are at odds with many conservatives in his party.

The  “grown up” approach to immigration policy, Bush told the crowd,  is to provide  undocumented immigrants a path to legal status.

“It’s easy to say anything you propose us amnesty, but that’s not a plan, that’s a sentiment perhaps.”

On education, Bush described himself as  “all in” when it comes to the common core education standards.

“Because something is controversial, or because you have a view that, the narrative, the so-called political narrative has been built up, you don’t abandon your core beliefs, you go persuade people,” he said.

Bush declined to endorse the letter sent by 47 U.S. Senators to leaders in Iran warning a future president could undo any nuclear agreement struck by President Obama.

"I'm not a Senator," Bush told reporters, adding he thought the Senators who did sign the letter did so "out of frustration, that there has been no dialogue, no conversation. There’s been a stifling of debate about the properness of this negotiation,” he said.

Bush’s trip overlaps with a visit by another likely-GOP candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who will rally with republicans in Concord Saturday morning.

Related Content