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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. Bewildered by wild race, George W. Bush rolling up his sleeves to boost brother Jeb

      State Roundup

      GREENVILLE, S.C. — The 2016 campaign has bewildered and captivated George W. Bush. At home in Dallas, the 43rd president rises before dawn and reads political news online. He fires off emails to his old advisers to check on the latest campaign-trail gossip. He tunes into the debates, even though they stretch past …

      Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to the press about the war on terror as his brother U.S. President George W. Bush looks on April 19, 2006 at the White House in Washington. On Monday, former President Bush will speak at a rally for his brother in South Carolina. [Alex Wong | Getty Images]
    2. Clinton bails on South Florida event to focus on Nevada, and Sanders


      Hillary Clinton's campaign said Friday night that she will not appear at a grassroots rally Monday in Palm Beach County.

      Bill Clinton will be her stand-in.

    3. New Jeb Bush ad says Marco Rubio runs away from Trump 'in fear'


      Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are afraid of Donald Trump, says a new super PAC ad for Jeb Bush.

    4. Rubio ad blasts Cruz on national defense


      Part of Marco Rubio's challenge is he's facing fights on several fronts. Jeb Bush is trying to box him out of the establishment lane as Ted Cruz is in the conservative. Donald Trump looms, always.

    5. New Bush ad attacks Donald Trump on eminent domain


      Jeb Bush's super PAC has this ad attacking Donald Trump.

    6. When Marco Rubio warned against targeting immigrants as terrorists


      After telling audiences that he’s lived the immigration issue, Marco Rubio outlines a tough-on-security approach that raises the possibility of ISIS invading our homes and strikes this promise: “If we aren’t 100 percent sure who you are and why you’re coming to America, you’re not getting …

    7. 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]
    8. 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.

    9. 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.
    10. 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.