By Eli Stokols (Politico) –
PELLA, Iowa – Before Jeb Bush arrived this week for his first visit to Iowa as an official candidate, his campaign blasted out a list of local supporters to counter the perception that he’s not playing to win in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
While it included more than a dozen current and former elected officials — some of them highly sought after — the list didn’t exactly inspire confidence. It wasn’t especially long or deep for a member of a political family that’s been toiling in the Iowa caucuses for over three decades; to some local political hands, it was simply more evidence that Bush’s early efforts here haven’t been enough.
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