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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-Ted Cruz battle represents struggle over GOP's future


      MANCHESTER, N.H. — Marco Rubio had just finished an event, impressing the room with his forward-looking message, and Steve Pena lingered among the crowd pressing the presidential candidate for a selfie.

    2. Marco Rubio vs. Jeb Bush: A tale of two town halls

      State Roundup

      NASHUA, N.H. — Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are slugging it out on the presidential campaign trail, trading insults about experience and readiness.

      Here's a side-by-side comparison of appearances by Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday in New Hampshire. [Rubio photo by New York Times; Bush photo by Associated Press]
    3. Bobby Jindal endorses Marco Rubio


      Bobby Jindal is the second former 2016 presidential candidate to endorse Marco Rubio this week.

    4. Jeb Bush ad uses Santorum failure to name a Rubio accomplishment


      Jeb Bush's campaign is out with a new TV ad in New Hampshire that seizez on Rick Santorum's failure to name a single accomplishment of Marco Rubio.

    5. Donald Trump heading to Tampa


      Donald Trump is planning a rally at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa next Friday, Feb. 12. That's three days after New Hampshire's primary, so we should have a better sense then of how much competition Trump will face in Florida's March 15 primary from homeboys Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.

      Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally Thursday at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, N.H.
    6. George W. Bush appears in ad for Jeb


      Here's the Jeb Bush super PAC ad featuring his brother, former President George W. Bush. It's airing in South Carolina.

    7. Jeb Bush: Marco Rubio, nice guy, has done nothing


      Jeb Bush was on Morning Joe to continue to press his case against Marco Rubio as unaccomplished. Rubio has had a tough 24 hours after Rick Santorum failed to name something Rubio has achieved, putting a media spotlight on the Florida senator's record. 

    8. Rubio jumps into second in New Hampshire, new poll shows


      Marco Rubio has moved into second place in New Hampshire, according to a poll released Friday morning.

      Marco Rubio holds a town hall at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 4, 2015.
    9. Barbara Bush says Jeb Bush is 'everything we need in a president'


      Former First Lady Barbara Bush says her son, Jeb, is "decent and honest, and everything we need in a president."

      Barbara Bush, mother of Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, introduces her son at a town hall meeting at West Running Brook Middle School in Derry, N.H., on Thursday.
    10. Rubio super PAC hits Jeb Bush for relying on family


      As former First Lady Barbara Bush campaigns in New Hampshire for her son, a radio ad from the super PAC supporting Marco Rubio knocks Jeb Bush's reliance on his family.