Former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker both spent time over the weekend in New Hampshire. The two contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination differentiated themselves both by what they said and where they said it, according to ABC News
Bush drew the curious while Walker pulled the committed, according to The Wall Street Journal
The ex-governor of Florida wearing a dark suit and white shirt used his appearance at a crowded party attended by about 100 people at the home of Fergus Cullen, New Hampshire's former GOP chairman, to talk about the common core educational curriculum and overhauling immigration policy, ABC reported.
He also spoke about an exchange he had with the co-founder of Uber about the implications of new technology on low-income workers.
Bush burnished his conservative credentials even as he aimed his remarks at moderate Republicans.
At a high school auditorium packed with Republican activists, Walker played up his unassuming origins and talked about having bought the thick sweater he was wearing for $1 at Kohl's, a local department store, ABC reported.
According to The Daily Signal
, Walker told the audience, "I know after many years of practice, that if I'm going to go buy a shirt, I go to that rack that says it was $29.99, and now it's $19.99, and then I get the Sunday insert out with the little scratch-off and I take it up to the cash register along with my Kohl's credit card, and then I take the mailer that we get because we shop there a lot, and sometimes it's 15 or 20 percent, or if we're really lucky it's 30 percent … then we lay out the Kohl's cash there on the counter, and the next thing you know, they're paying me to buy that shirt!"
Ken Hawkins, a former state representative, told ABC News that Walker was worth hearing out.
He said people were weary of the Bush name just as they had tired of the Kennedys years earlier, ABC reported.
Less than 250,000 people took part in New Hampshire's 2012 GOP primary. The state tends to favor centrist candidates, the Journal reported.
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