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Judd Gregg

Many Bush backers in New Hampshire have 'moved on' from Jeb

Jeb Bush sought to revive a sagging campaign for president in New Hampshire on Tuesday, committing anew to a state with deep ties to his family. He'll start from a position of weakness that some family loyalists say is of his own making.

Eager to distinguish himself from his family legacy at the outset of his 2016 bid, Bush failed to tap the support of many longtime friends in the state. Many in the old Bush network now say they've picked another candidate to support or are staying out of the primary process altogether.

"Folks who had historically been with his father and his brother and were looking to maybe participate in his campaign were basically ignored,"...