Jeb Bush Returns to Iowa as He Calls for Changes in Washington

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 7.18.55 AMMAGGIE HABERMAN  Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Good Tuesday morning. Jeb Bush is heading back to Iowa, and the House to its leadership fight. At the same time, Congress is preparing to deal with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

The Bush campaign is releasing a Web video on Tuesday morning titled “Why I’m Running,” which highlights his record as governor of Florida, and later, Mr. Bush will be the featured speaker at a Scott County Republican dinner in Iowa, a state where his poll numbers have fallen.

As for Washington, Mr. Bush has called for several changes to the political system, including a proposal to deal with legislators who repeatedly miss votes. While missing votes is a widespread issue in Congress, the move is a specifically relevant as Mr. Bush tries to beat back a threat from Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.

Mr. Rubio has faced scrutiny for how many votes he has missed while campaigning for president.

Mr. Bush’s appearance in Iowa also comes during the third week of ads aired by the “super PAC” supporting him. His standing in the polls has not moved significantly so far, and it remains to be seen if it will by the third Republican debate at the end of this month.