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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. Jeb Bush to travel to Germany, Poland and Estonia


      Jeb Bush will travel to Germany, Poland and Estonia in early June, his campaign said Monday, as he looks to establish his presidential credentials.

    2. PunditFact: Can the president and the vice president be from the same state?

      State Roundup

      The day after Marco Rubio announced he was running for president, liberal MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell was already looking ahead to what happens if Rubio's campaign falls short.

      Jeb Bush, left, and Marco Rubio. [Times files]
    3. In N.H., signs of strain emerge between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio (w/video)


      NASHUA, N.H. — That Jeb Bush's surprise decision in December to explore a 2016 Republican presidential run would complicate the ambitions of his erstwhile Florida protégé Marco Rubio seemed a given.

      Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., laughs as he is surrounded by media at a campaign house party in Manchester, N.H., on Friday. Devoted political allies for more than a decade, the alliance between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rubio is beginning to splinter as the one-time mentor and his political prot?g? face off in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. [Associated Press]
    4. Climate change group praises Jeb Bush for 'leadership'


      Jeb Bush on Friday in New Hampshire called for the U.S. "to work with the rest of the world to negotiate a way to reduce carbon emissions.”

    5. What happend to the sword Jeb Bush gave Marco Rubio?


      We were wondering the other day what happened to the sword Jeb Bush gave Marco Rubio, a symbolism of Bush passing the conservative torch as Rubio prepared to take over as Florida House speaker. A spokewoman said she'd find out.

      Today, Rubio answered the question.

      Marco Rubio with the sword Jeb Bush gave him in 2005
    6. Jeb Bush: Feds, Tallahassee should 'try to forge a compromise' on Medicaid expansion, hospital funding


      CONCORD, N.H. -- He's been traversing the country building the foundations a juggernaut 2016 presidential campaign, but former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush still keeps an eye on Tallahassee.

    7. Jeb Bush: I'll make campaign decision 'in relatively short order' (w/video)

      State Roundup

      JACKSON, Miss. — Jeb Bush said Thursday that he will make up his mind "in relatively short order" whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush listens to a reporter's question after attending a bill signing ceremony with Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Bush said he will make up his mind "in relatively short order'' on whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. [Associated Press]
    8. Chris Christie says the Bush juggernaut has 'slowed down pretty significantly'


      Chris Christie took a shot at Jeb Bush, and Marco Rubio, during an interview Thursday on the Today Show.

    9. Marco Rubio begins fundraising sprint


      The campaign is launched. Now comes the money chase.

    10. Adam C. Smith: Come on Jeb, end the farce and declare your campaign for president

      State Roundup

      Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton have done it. Now it's time — past time, really — for Jeb Bush to come clean on what everybody already knows.

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaking Tuesday in Ohio, has been careful to avoid saying he is running for president. For a video report, go to