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Report: Bush relaunching campaign

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is reportedly preparing a relaunch of his 2016 GOP presidential campaign message.

{mosads}Bush is launching a “Jeb Can Fix It” tour on Monday in Florida, according to Reuters, in coordination with a new e-book detailing his time as governor.

The news service reported Monday that Bush is starting his 2016 reinvention with a speech aimed at presenting himself as a problem-solver.

The remarks will be a “rejection of the ‘competing pessimisms’ created in the [President] Obama era in favor of leadership that solves problems,” a campaign aide told Reuters.

Bush’s new 730-page e-book, “Reply All,” compiles his email exchanges with constituents during his tenure as Florida’s governor.   

The moves come as Rep. Richard Corcoran (R-Fla.), who served as chief of staff for presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) during his tenure as the Florida House Speaker, endorses Bush for president. 

“I have known Jeb Bush for over 20 years,” Corcoran, the Florida House Speaker designate, said in a statement to Florida Politics and Politico.

“As governor, Jeb Bush set the standard against which all other conservatives in this state are measured — no one in Florida would argue that,” he continued.

“Jeb Bush always stepped up and was true to his principles, even if that meant facing difficult consequences,” Corcoran added. 

Bush is currently in fifth place in the crowded GOP candidate field — behind real estate magnate Donald Trump, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) — with 6.6 percent support, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.

–This report was updated at 8:00 a.m.

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