Jeb Bush Finishes Iowa Tour In Des Moines

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush wrapped up his tour of the state with a stop at the Iowa State Historical Building.

Bush was invited to speak as part of the caucus candidate forum, a series held to educate community members and business leaders on presidential candidates.

He also spent a lot of time on childhood education and ways he thinks the government could help close the learning gap.

Bush says that starts with the government assisting with community based solutions.

"A quality education is the biggest tool and role government can play in dealing with the gap that exists."

However, the organization, Save the Children Action Network, says childhood education doesn't seem to be top of mind for candidates.

"I don`t think any candidate is making it enough of a priority, so hearing about it was great and hearing that he had specific ideas but again it needs to be a bigger issue that`s talked about more," says SCAN Volunteer Taylor Morris.

Bush also told the crowd what they could expect from him if elected as the next President.

"I'd accept personal responsibility and accountability to the problems we have, have a zeal for reform because so many systems are broken, have some personal experience from the private sector and government to make this work, that’s how you change the culture in Washington and I pledge to you I’ll do it and I’ll do it in a way that’s Iowa nice."

The Iowa Caucus Consortium 2016 Candidate Series has offered the opportunity for all presidential candidates on both sides of the political aisle to come speak.

Bush is the 5th candidate to speak so far.

Jeb Bush speaking on the Iowa State Historical building on Thursday, October 8, 2015. (WHO-HD)

Jeb Bush speaking on the Iowa State Historical building on Thursday, October 8, 2015. (WHO-HD)


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