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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. Latino celebrities say Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush belong to the 'party of Trump'


      Two dozen Latino celebrities came together Thursday to implore voters to reject Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and other top Republican presidential candidates who they say have turned their backs on the Latino community and "embraced the party of Trump."

      Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives thumbs up to supporters during a primary night rally Tuesday in Manchester, N.H. [David Goldman | Associated Press]
    2. Ted Cruz ad suggests Rubio played tea party


      UPDATE: The Cruz campaign took down the ad after it was reported a woman actor had done soft porn.

    3. Marco Rubio cracks a tooth — and Chris Christie isn't to blame


      Marco Rubio cracked a tooth, and Chris Christie isn't to blame.

      Rather, a Twix.

      Sen. Marco Rubio speaks a campaign town hall meeting Thursday in South Carolina.
    4. Marco Rubio no longer reluctant to go after Donald Trump (w/video)


      Marco Rubio, who has drawn notice for his reluctance to go after Donald Trump, unleashed attacks Thursday on the South Carolina poll leader.

      Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks during a campaign event at Magnolia Hall at Sun City on Hilton Head, S.C., on Thursday.
    5. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio boast of 'massive' and 'huge' crowds in South Carolina


      Jeb Bush’s press team finally has some news it can use.

      “Great front pages for Jeb Bush in South Carolina this morning,” read a news release Thursday. “The crowds have been massive for Jeb in South Carolina.”

    6. Five things Iowa and New Hampshire taught us about the presidential race


      TAMPA -- Just stepped off the plane in New Hampshire after more than two weeks of watching the presidential candidates and voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. Contrary to expectations a few weeks ago, the topsy turvy Republican primary contest is not much clearer after New Hampshire than it was before the voting …

      New Hampshire resurrected Bush, but big hurdles remain
    7. Rubio blames himself (and the media) for New Hampshire


      Marco Rubio hit the TV circuit Wednesday morning and attributed his poor showing to the debate meltdown and the media attention that followed.

      Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio and his sons Anthony and Dominick walk across the tarmac before departing Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Wednesday morning. Rubio placed fifth in the New Hampshire primary, behind fellow GOP candidates Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, who swept away the competition with 35 percent of the vote.
    8. George W. Bush vouches for Jeb in new ad


      Former President George W. Bush vouches for his brother in a new radio ad for South Carolina.

    9. Bush and Rubio hit the trail in South Carolina today


      Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio head to South Carolina today to start the next battle.

    10. Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders take New Hampshire, with Jeb Bush fourth

      State Roundup


      Donald Trump stormed back into the national spotlight by winning the New Hampshire primary Tuesday and Democrat Bernie Sanders avenged his narrow Iowa loss to Hillary Clinton.

      Ben Carson