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January 19, 2014


Bush Vets Eye Public Office

"As George W. Bush's public image improves, more former Bush officials are running for office -- and are starting to tout their connections to the former president rather than running from them," The Hill reports.

"Bush veterans privately admit the president, who left office in 2009 with an approval rating that dipped as low as 25 percent, was an albatross for many years in both primaries and the general election. The Wall Street bailout and other expensive Bush-era programs infuriated the Tea Party base, while Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War tarnished him with independents. But five years later, they say things have changed and that he's no longer toxic. The former president's personal approval ratings reached positive territory last year for the first time since early in his second term."














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