Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is campaigning in two Iowa cities today and touting a string of local endorsements.
Mark Jacobs, the retired businessman who ran for the U.S. Senate last year, is backing Bush. Bush also has the support of Joni Scotter of Cedar Rapids. She’s often described as a “super volunteer” because of her extensive connections and willingness to make countless calls for candidates.
Others on Bush’s endorsement list: former Congressman Greg Ganske and Mary Kramer of West Des Moines, a former state senator who served as U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean when Bush’s brother was president. Brian Kennedy of Bettendorf, a former chairman of the Iowa Republican Party who ran Governor Branstad’s 1994 re-election campaign, is publicly endorsing Bush, too.
Bush formally entered the race with a speech in Miami on Monday, then he campaigned in New Hampshire Tuesday. Today, he’s meeting with folks in the backyard of a home in Washington, Iowa and this evening he’ll hold a town-hall style meeting in Pella.