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Jeb to Newsmax: 'I'm the Most Accomplished Conservative'

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By    |   Monday, 08 February 2016 04:33 PM

Jeb Bush tells Newsmax TV he has the best record of  "conservative accomplishment" among every Republican candidate running for president.

The former Florida governor, who hopes to turn around his low polling numbers in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, told "The Hard Line" with Ed Berliner that his successful leadership of the Sunshine State is proof of that.

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"I cut taxes for eight years in a row, $18 billion, I reduced the government workforce by 11 percent … I did it because we took on the powerful public unions," Bush said.

"You can fire public workers in the state of Florida because of incompetence, which is surprising that that's a big deal, but man, there was a huge fight to do that. We took on the teacher's union and won by creating the first, the second, and the third statewide voucher program.

"We led the nation in job growth seven out of eight years, I was one of two states to be AAA bond rated, moving up from AA to AAA. I turned the whole place upside down and I did it in a way that allowed people to grow income … [and] lead the nation in small business creation."

He said no other candidate can come close to that record.

"That's not to say that the governors on the stage aren't capable and they're doing a good job, but I have the most conservative record of accomplishment. The other candidates can talk about what they will do, but they cannot honestly say that they've done what I've done," Bush said.

Bush said he believes he has a good chance of placing in the GOP's top three vote-getters in New Hampshire, where one poll has him in second place.

"What's interesting is that people in New Hampshire make up their minds late, they can latch onto a candidate but then decide to support another candidate and there's a large undecided vote as well," he told Berliner.

"It's up for grabs, it totally is up for grabs and my take is one of a proven leader with a proven record with detailed plans to fix the mess in Washington.

"The three front-running candidates that left Iowa as the top three, none of them have a proven record of accomplishment as it relates to helping people rise up as far as their income or keeping America safe. So I feel good about where we are because of that."

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