Jeb Bush to Skip Iowa Straw Poll
From the Des Moines Register:
No Iowa Straw Poll for Jeb Bush.
The likely Republican presidential candidate will instead attend a competing event, the RedState Gathering in Atlanta, the day of the Iowa event, GOP sources in Iowa told The Des Moines Register Tuesday. A spokesman for Bush confirmed the report.
Bush, a former Florida governor, is the first among the Republican 2016 presidential field to officially opt out of the straw poll, a nationally-renowned event that has drawn significant criticism over the years.
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Jeff Kaufmann, the chair of the Iowa GOP, was quick to respond on Twitter: