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John Ellis Bush

    John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is a Republican and the 43rd governor of Florida. He is also founder of the Foundation for Florida’s Future.

    Elected in 1998, he served two terms.  Before entering politics, Bush held jobs in consulting, investing, lobbying and served as a partner or on the boards of several businesses. He was also chairman of the Dade County Republican Party.

    Bush was born in Midland, Texas, on Feb. 11, 1953, as the second of six children of former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973. He and his wife, Columba Gallo Bush, have three children.

    1. The rise of dark money in 2016, unlimited and anonymous

      State Roundup

      It looks like any political ad, opening with Sen. Marco Rubio warning that "evil is confronted or defeated or it grows and it spreads." A narrator marks the day President Barack Obama announced the Iran deal, a nuclear bomb exploding on the screen.

      A screen grab from recent TV commercial from Conservative Solutions Project, a "social welfare" group with ties to Sen. Marco Rubio. The ad featured Rubio's opposition to the Iran nuclear deal and urged people to get their elected officials on board.
    2. Jeb Bush launches first TV ad of campaign


      Jeb Bush is launching his first TV ad, a $500,000 effort aimed at New Hampshire and beginning next week.

    3. Smith: Jeb Bush needs to turn the tables on bully Donald Trump

      State Roundup

      How much longer can Jeb Bush maintain that strained smile?

      Republican rivals Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have been attacking each other. [Times files]
    4. Bush, Rubio attempt to balance religious rights with government duty in response to Kentucky clerk case


      Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio both called for a middle ground in the controversial case involving the Kentucky clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

      Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush a speaks to employees at Foss Manufacturing during campaign stop Thursday in Hampton, N.H,
    5. Today in Trump v. Bush


      Today in Trump v. Bush:

      -- Jeb Bush defended his use of Spanish and called Trump a divisive force who doesn't share American values.

      Trump's pledge, and Bush's
    6. Rubio backers among leading TV ad spenders so far


      Marco Rubio's team is one of the biggest spenders far in the TV race, according to figures reported by NBC News' First Read.

    7. Jeb Bush defends speaking Spanish, says Donald Trump doesn't share American values


      Jeb Bush this morning reacted to Donald Trump criticizing him for using Spanish, calling his rival a divisive, unserious person who "doesn't believe in tolerance."

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks to students during a town-hall style meeting at La Progresiva Presbyterian School in Miami on Tuesday.
    8. Stephen Colbert wants in on Jeb Bush's fundraiser


      Jeb Bush has some explaining to do when he appears Tuesday on the first Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

    9. PolitiFact Florida: Did Donald Trump propose the biggest tax hike in American history as Jeb Bush says?


      Republican candidates continue to attack Donald Trump on his past positions, claiming he is not the conservative he says he is today.

    10. Trump to Bush: Habla inglés, por favor


      “I like Jeb. He’s a nice man. But he should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States.”