With just four months until the Iowa caucuses, Jeb Bush is looking to make some movement in the Hawkeye State.
Bush was the keynote speaker at the Scott County GOP's annual Ronald Reagan dinner on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, in Bettendorf. During his speech, the former Florida governor worked to paint himself as a Washington, D.C. outsider to the crowd of nearly 500 people.
"What we need to do is disrupt Washington, to challenge every aspect of what it does, to take it on," Bush said.
Bush called for a balanced budget amendment and term limits. He also jabbed at fellow GOP contender Sen. Marco Rubio, calling out all current lawmakers who miss hearings and votes.
"We should cut the pay of elected officials that don't show up to work. I don't know about you, but this idea that somehow voting isn't important... I mean, what are they supposed to do? They should go to the committee hearings, they should vote," said Bush.
During his roughly 20 minute speech, Bush also took aim across the aisle, focusing on President Barack Obama and Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton.
"The President of the United States cannot talk trash and then not follow it up and back it up. This president has been wrong on foreign policy, and his former Secretary of State would be the third term of a bad foreign policy," said Bush.
However, Bush has some ground to make up before those February caucuses. The latest average of polls from Real Clear Politics has Bush in sixth place in Iowa among Republican voters.
Bush will campaign in Muscatine and Oskaloosa on Wednesday before heading to Des Moines on Thursday.