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JEB BUSH

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. Jeb Bush directs Common Core criticism to Obama

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      In a rare sit-down interview, Jeb Bush discusses foreign policy and education with the Washington Post's conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin. What stood out is his dealing with Common Core, an issue that has …

    2. Common Core support declining

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      Public support for Common Core, the education standards supported heavily by Jeb Bush, has suffered as more people learn about it, according to a new poll.

    3. Jeb Bush calls indictment against Rick Perry 'ridiculous'

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      Jeb Bush says the indictment against Gov. Rick Perry of Texas seems "politically motivated and ridiculous."

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    4. Jeb Bush conflicted over feds role in medical-marijuana enforcement

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      HOMESTEAD — Former Gov. Jeb Bush opposes Florida's medical-marijuana initiative, but the potential GOP presidential candidate said he's not sure if the federal government should enforce federal cannabis laws if the Sunshine State proposal passes.

    5. The Rick Scott-Jeb Bush Tour heads to Homestead

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      Gov. Rick Scott heads to Homestead Friday with a not-so-secret newsmaking weapon: former Gov. Jeb Bush.

    6. Jeb Bush: 'I strongly urge' Floridians to vote against medical marijuana

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      Jeb Bush is adding his influential voice to the medical marijuana debate in Florida, saying the ballot initiative could harm Florida's reputation.

      Former Gov. Jeb Bush is one of few Republicans to voice opposition to medical pot in the state.
    7. Jeb Bush: 'I strongly urge' Floridians to vote against medical marijuana

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      Jeb Bush is adding his influential voice to the medical marijuana debate in Florida, saying the ballot initiative could harm Florida's reputation.

    8. Sunshine

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      Tuesday now. Seven things.

      1. ... a huge opportunity which might literally sail to states like Texas and Louisiana if we do not do anything. So say the Tampa Bay area's tourism and economic development …

    9. Democratic voter expansion project for 2014 moves to Florida

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      The Democratic National Committee's nationwide voter expansion project is headed to Florida. The DNC says it plans to build a "new permanent infrastructure for the Democratic Party and its candidates" in key states, and hired Zach Learner, a Broward lawyer who until last month was chief of staff for County Commissioner …

    10. Q poll: GOP presidential field lacks front-runner; Bush tops Rubio

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      From a national Quinnipiac poll out this morning: