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.
Jeb Bush says he's the man to fix the partisan gridlock and dysfunction in Washington. It just takes a willingness to find common ground and reach across the aisle to work with people who may often disagree with you.
Jeb Bush may be the hardest working candidate out there, a constant presence on the town hall and fundraising circuit. This week alone he was in Texas, Colorado, Utah, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia.
A great read with lots of Florda tidbits in the Washington Post about the long-shaky Bush-Trump relationship:
Donald Trump spent a day in January 2014 hobnobbing with politicians at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. The billionaire mogul touted legalizing gambling with state House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and two other wired Florida Republicans, plugging his properties as potential sites for casinos.
From statements about "anchor babies" to deportation data, illegal immigration has been one of the hottest topics of the 2016 presidential race.
We caught up with former Republican Public Service Commissioner and state Sen. Nancy Argenziano, the Citrus County populist who was never shy about criticizing Florida's utility companies and her own party leaders if she thought they were hurting consumers. And ....well...let's just say she hasn't made much …
Priorites USA, a Super PAC backing Hillary Clinton, today announced a digital ad that attempts to cast Republicans as hostile to Hispanics.
Donald Trump has grown his lead over rival Republicans, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.
The following is from CNN in Pensacola:
PolitiFact Florida took on a pair of claims by former Gov. Jeb Bush about GOP presidential rival Donald Trump and current President Barack Obama.