As GOP field converges on New Hampshire, Jeb seeks to shake shadow of … – CNN

Nashua, New Hampshire (CNN)As Jeb Bush mulls whether to seek the White House as the third President Bush in as many decades, he knows he needs to prove to voters that his candidacy won’t simply be the latest product of the nation’s most famous political dynasty.

Or, as he jokingly puts it, he’s not running “to try to break the tie between the Adams family and the Bush family.”

But his comments, made Thursday night at an event in Concord, New Hampshire, acknowledge one of the biggest challenges the former Florida governor faces in the 2016 Republican presidential primary—how to come across as a fresh, exciting candidate while carrying a most familiar brand name to voters.

That challenge became especially stark earlier this week when Hillary Clinton entered the fray on the Democratic side, raising the prospect of a Bush vs. Clinton general election.

“I have enough self-awareness to know that that is an oddity,” Bush said.

Bush’s father, George H.W. Bush, and brother, George W. Bush, have both been presidents. The only other father-son duo to win the presidency in American history belongs to the Adamses: John, the nation’s second president, and John Quincy Adams, the sixth.

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