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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. Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush Super PACs outline donors behind their hauls

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — In a stunning illustration of the shift in the financing of political campaigns, a Super PAC supporting Jeb Bush for president disclosed Friday it had raised $103 million from an array of rich donors and special interests.

      Sen. Marco Rubio's Super PAC reported $16 million in donations. The take was concentrated among a handful of donors who wrote huge checks. Miami auto magnate Norman Braman, a longtime benefactor, gave $5 million. Oracle founder Larry Ellison gave $3 million. Besilu Stables, a thoroughbred company in Miami, gave $2.5 million. Laura Perlmutter, wife of Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac Perlmutter, gave $2 million. Rubio also got money from a number of corporate interests, including $100,000 from Florida Crystals Corp. and $100,000 from a group related to the private prison company Geo Group, based in Boca Raton. [Associated Press]
    2. What 2016 could look like: Hillary Clinton goes after Jeb Bush while he tries to lure Democratic voters


      FORT LAUDERDALE — Forget the primary. For a moment Friday in Fort Lauderdale, it seemed as though next year's general election had already arrived.

      Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks before the National Urban League on Friday in Fort Lauderdale. [Associated Press]
    3. PolitiFact Florida: Rubio talks illegal immigrants, Bush touts Hispanic voting record


      Both of Florida's presidential contenders ended up on the Truth-O-Meter over the past week.

    4. Jeb Bush Super PAC outlines donors behind $103 million haul


      By Alex Leary, Eli Murray and Kirby Wilson

      Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Longwood, Fla. A dozen million-dollar contributors account for at least 10 percent of Bush’s record-setting presidential fundraising haul. The big-money boosters propelled Right to Rise, a super PAC dedicated to helping Bush win the Republican nomination, to its $103 million total in the first six month of the year.
    5. Senate Democratic leader wants Bush apology at Urban League


      "I look forward to your response. 

    6. Jeb Bush to National Urban League: 'There are unjust barriers to opportunity and upward mobility in this country'


      Jeb Bush in his address Friday to the National Urban League will talk about a “listening and learning” phase following his 1994 campaign in which he made comments that were offensive to African-Americans, play up charter schools, criticize a "losing" war on poverty and discuss his decision as governor …

    7. Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton to address black voters in Florida Friday


      MIAMI — Rivals Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will speak at the same event for the first time during the presidential campaign when they deliver their messages to black voters at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, a gathering that will also draw three more 2016 contenders.

    8. Ted Cruz, Rick Perry launch attacks on Jeb Bush


      Ted Cruz today attacked Jeb Bush as soft on Iran, the second day in a row that a Republican rival has taken a shot at Bush.

    9. Donald Trump clear Republican leader in new national poll, ahead of Walker and Bush


      Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican pack for president, taking 20 percent of Republican voters, comfortably ahead of Scott Walker with 13 percent and Jeb Bush with 10 percent, according to a Quinnipiac national poll released this morning.

    10. Rubio and Bush: Clinton wrong on Cuba


      Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush react to Hillary Clinton's planned speech Friday calling for an end of the Cuban embargo.