George W. Bush to Campaign for Jeb in South Carolina


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Washington (CNN)—Former president George W. Bush will join his brother former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in South Carolina to campaign.

The two will focus on national security issues in the important Southern state.

"They want a commander-in-chief that will have a steady hand and have a backbone and will support the troops and has detailed plans on how to keep us safe as it relates to Islamic terrorism," Jeb Bush said Wednesday on CNN's "New Day." "Here in South Carolina particularly that's an important issue."

George W. Bush won the South Carolina primary in his 2000 presidential race.

Jeb Bush headed to Hilton Head after placing fourth in the New Hampshire primary. Bush outperformed polls in the Granite State, earning 11% support.

Bush said he can resonate with South Carolina voters -- who vote on February 20 -- more strongly than Donald Trump despite the Republican front-runner capturing about 35% of the New Hampshire vote.

The latest NBC/MARIST shows Jeb has some ground to make up in SC, he's at 9%, 25 points behind Donald Trump