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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. Bush's Planned Parenthood jab unfounded

      State Roundup

      Planned Parenthood is not involved in women's health issues, said Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

    2. Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics


      Winner of the week

      Rick Scott. A new Quinnipiac poll found 45 percent of Florida voters approve of his performance and 44 percent disapprove. Those are his best numbers since taking office. In today's polarized political environment 45 is the new 55.

      Loser of the week

    3. Jeb Bush touts consensus-builder style, but many point to discordant Florida record

      State Roundup

      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.

      Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
    4. Donald Trump keeps pounding 'low-energy' Jeb Bush


      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 joyful tortoise
    5. In which Trump trashes Jeb to Crisafulli and Weatherford suggests Trump inflates his golf score


      A great read with lots of Florda tidbits in the Washington Post about the long-shaky Bush-Trump relationship:

    6. Here's the story behind all that tension between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush (w/video)

      State Roundup

      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.

      Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate on Aug. 6 in Cleveland. The feud between the two leading Republicans, which has escalated in recent days, is shaping up as a defining dynamic at this early stage of the race. And considering Trump's dominant status in polls and Bush's fundraising dominance, the tensions between the two are likely to be a factor for weeks or months to come as each candidate attempts to topple the other on his way to the nomination. [Associated Press]
    7. PolitiFact Florida: 10 fact-checks about immigration in the presidential race


      From statements about "anchor babies" to deportation data, illegal immigration has been one of the hottest topics of the 2016 presidential race.

    8. Nancy Argenziano's take on the presidential field


      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 …

    9. Pro-Clinton Super PAC to target Bush, GOP with immigration ad


      Priorites USA, a Super PAC backing Hillary Clinton, today announced a digital ad that attempts to cast Republicans as hostile to Hispanics.

    10. Trump builds lead in national poll; Bush and Rubio tied for third


      Donald Trump has grown his lead over rival Republicans, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.