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The Conservative Contempt Awaiting Jeb Bush at CPAC

The former Florida governor will be met by a skeptical audience on Friday when it comes to two issues: Common Core and immigration.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks to guests at a luncheon hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on February 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks to guests at a luncheon hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on February 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

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New Hampshire Republicans like keeping their cards close to the vest. Notorious for remaining uncommitted to presidential candidates until almost the last possible minute, their elusiveness is aimed at maintaining the attention of would-be commanders-in-chief in their state’s first-in-the-nation primary for as long as humanly possible.

So it’s telling when you meet someone like former New Hampshire state representative Fran Wendelboe who already seems downright decided about Jeb Bush's presidential prospects more than a year before her state will hold its primary. “It’s a non-starter with me,” Wendelboe said Thursday at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. “He might help with the Hispanic vote, but there are four or five other conservatives I’d cast a ballot for.”