Jeb Bush starting to bring in his family

Jeb Bush told a town hall audience here Thursday that his campaign plans to begin airing an ad featuring his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush. And he said of former President George W. Bush, “I’m sure my brother will be campaigning by my side.”

The ad will begin airing Friday, according to the campaign. Meanwhile, there are no firm plans in place to bring George W. Bush onto the campaign trail…

“I spend time talking about my family in a loving way,” Bush said. “You can’t ignore them, because that’s weird, that’s kind of a strange thing. And you can’t over-rely on them either. It’s a balance.”

He then suggested, however, that he plans to use his family’s influence, and the respect voters have for his family, to boost his campaign in the final days before the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 9.