The former Florida governor, currently running fifth in the GOP race, according to multiple polls, has put an emphasis on strengthening his Southern ties.
Bush spoke for a few minutes before shaking hands and taking pictures with the hundreds in attendance outside a stage set up by the College Republicans chapter.
“I have plans as it relates to our national security; how we grow our economy; how we fix our student loan problem,” Bush said. “All of these things we can fix, and when we do, this country will take off.”
Bush’s stop in Starkville was the fourth such appearance at a Southeastern Conference game this season. His last visit was to Baton Rouge before the game between LSU and Alabama.