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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush in Eastern Iowa Tuesday hoping to garner support to be the next leader of the country.

"That should be the mission of the next president of the United States.  We should be growing our economy at a much faster rate," said Jeb Bush.

The former Florida Governor spoke to a crowd of about 70 at his Coffee and Donuts event Tuesday morning at the University of Dubuque.

He didn't shy away from speaking about hot button issues such as immigration and fighting ISIS.

"They have declared war on the United States of America.  We need to declare war on them as well.  We need to take them out, the idea of containing ISIS is a failed policy," he added.

Bush's next campaign stop was Waterloo for a town hall meeting.

He took questions from supporters -- one Bush hinting that he would pick a woman for vice president. 

"And should I be elected president, I would have my vice president...I think she would be a great partner.  I mean, did I say that out loud?" said Bush.  He continued by saying these roles should be gender specific. 

Bush also spoke on national security.

"We should screen people but ultimately the final answer is we should create safety zones in Syria.  That's what we have to be doing, only America can lead in this regard," said Bush.

He ended his speech saying the country needs a commander in chief -- not a divider in chief.

With just two months left until the Iowa caucuses...Bush doesn't have much time left to prove to Iowa voters he can be the country's next president.

The latest polls show he's only getting single digit support.

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