GOP Presidential Hopeful Jeb Bush Gets Koch Attention
Tea party members are likely to continue supporting Bush over candidates like Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who supported Medicaid expansion. The candidate also expressed confidence that voters will support him over Donald Trump, whom he hit over Trump's positions on abortion and a single-payer health care system.
The Associated Press:
Newcomer To Koch Scene, Bush Competes With Tea Party Class
Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are opening the tea party's door for Republican Jeb Bush, whose time as Florida governor preceded the movement. ... Five of the 17 GOP presidential candidates, including Cruz and Rubio, plan to be in Columbus. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry are also scheduled to speak at the two-day summit. Notably absent will be Ohio's own Gov. John Kasich, whose office is less than a mile from the convention hall. Americans for Prosperity objected strongly to the GOP presidential candidate's acceptance of federal money in exchange for expanding Ohio's state-run health insurance program for poor people under the 2010 federal health care law. (8/21)
The New York Times:
Once Voters Get The ‘Narrative,’ Jeb Bush Says, They’ll Turn To Him Over Donald Trump
The day after dueling New Hampshire town-hall-style meetings left Jeb Bush the recipient of snide attacks from Donald J. Trump, Mr. Bush offered some not-so-friendly fire of his own. ... “I cut taxes every year; he’s proposed the largest tax increase in mankind’s history, not just our own country’s history. I have been consistently pro-life; he until recently was for partial birth abortion. I’ve never met a person that actually thought that was a good idea. I believe we need to reform our health care system to make sure we stop the suppression of wages and allow people to have access to insurance; he’s for a single payer system.” (Parker, 8/20)