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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. At education summit, Jeb Bush seeks balance on Common Core under 2016 glare


      WASHINGTON — This town is lush with speculation about who will run for president so when Jeb Bush took the stage Thursday morning at his Foundation for Excellence in Education summit, there was great interest in what he had to say.

    2. Jeb Bush sticks to his usual education reform themes at his annual conference


      Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is holding his annual education reform conference in Washington, D.C., today, touting the accountability model and other initiatives he championed while in office. Though some of the ideas, such as heavy testing, have lately come under fire, Bush held firm to the principles he has long …

    3. Ron Paul on Bush, Rubio: 'status quo, middle-of-the-roaders'


      Ron Paul is Tampa tonight for a speech at USF. Reporter Rich Shopes caught up with him in advance and asked about the two Floridians considering running for president. Mind you that Paul's son, Rand, is an almost …

    4. PolitiFact Florida reviews its fact-checks of former Gov. Jeb Bush


      While everyone waits to see if former Gov. Jeb Bush announces an intention to run for president in 2016, PolitiFact Florida revisits its fact-checks about him.

    5. The 2016 countdown for Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio: Who's in?

      State Roundup

      We concede: You're exhausted from the election, the hurricane of attack ads and door knockers. Sick of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist.

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, greets Marco Rubio onstage during a celebration at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables after Rubio won his U.S. Senate seat Nov. 3, 2010.
    6. PolitiFact Florida: Jeb Bush's cherry-picked graduation statistic

      State Roundup

      With the 2014 elections in the rear-view mirror and 2016 coming up fast, the political world has begun speculating about whether former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — son of one president and brother of a second — could seek the White House himself.

      The political world has begun speculating about whether former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - son of one president and brother of a second - could seek the White House himself. [Getty Images]
    7. W is 'all in' for Jeb


      Former President George W. Bush says his brother is "50-50" about running for president, a less bullish outlook than Jeb's son recently projected.

    8. Bob Buckhorn to appoint Kathleen Shanahan to HART board


      Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn plans to appoint business executive and Tallahassee insider Kathleen Shanahan to represent the city on the board of Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART).

      Bob Buckhorn plans to appoint Kathleen Shanahan to a three-year  term on the board of HART.
    9. Jeb Bush says Rick Scott gets 'resultados'


      Jeb Bush made this ad for Gov. Rick Scott. It's a carbon copy of the ad Bush did in English. Bush has shown off his Spanish in a number of ads for candidates across the country, including Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner.

    10. Jeb Bush's foundation calls for fewer, better tests in Florida


      You know that concern over testing in Florida has hit its boiling point when Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education issues a

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