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About 500 turn out for SC town hall meeting with Jeb Bush

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he's in the GOP presidential race to stay, despite his lagging in the polls that has forced him to refocus his campaign and put more staffers in early-voting states.

He told reporters in Charleston on Saturday that he's made a campaign adjustment and that's what leaders do.

Bush spoke before addressing a town hall meeting in Charleston attended by about 500 people. The South Carolina GOP primary is the first in the South.

Bush says his campaign will be "all-in" from Iowa through South Carolina primary and onto the so-called SEC primary states in March.

Bush added that primaries are not decided in October and that before the 2008 election, Democrat Hillary Clinton was up 25 points against a little-known lawmaker named Barack Obama.

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