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, Marco Rubio and the 'act of love' illegal immigration comment


      WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush's comments Sunday comparing some illegal immigration to "an act of love" elicited a range of reactions. It was a bold statement for a Republican, or the death knell to any presidential hopes.

    2. McCain: Jeb Bush the 'smartest guy I know on education'


      It seems there no one Jeb Bush has not talked to recently about education. Sen. John McCain tells us that he spoke with the former governor a couple weeks ago on education policy.

    3. Jeb Bush addresses business leaders on many issues but not the 2016 race


      DAVIE — Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and a leading contender in the early GOP race for the White House, has fashioned himself as the "education governor."

      But on Friday, Bush went veggie.

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    4. In explaining why he left GOP, Crist invokes 'my friend' Jeb Bush


      Charlie Crist spoke with CNN's Piers Morgan on Wednesday and again invoked Jeb Bush in an attempt to explain why he left the GOP. Crist cites extremism but neglects to say that he left the GOP because Marco Rubio had overrun his chances at the U.S. Senate.

    5. Jeb Bush puts his conservative record against 'anybody that's in Congress right now'


      Jeb Bush declared during an event in New York yesterday that he'd put his conservative record "up against anybody that's in Congress right now," and did not apologize for having a "temperate" tone.

    6. Jeb Bush to be honored with Jack Kemp Leadership Award


      Jeb Bush will receive the annual Jack Kemp Leadership Award on Monday in Washington.

    7. Jeb Bush to Common Core opponents: 'conspiracy theories are easy attention grabbers'


      Jeb Bush did not hold back against opponents of Common Core in a speech in Boston this morning, saying "criticisms and conspiracy theories are easy attention grabbers."

    8. New Mexico progressive group files complaint against Jeb Bush's foundation


      On the eve of Jeb Bush's annual Summit on Education Reform in Boston, a liberal New Mexico organization has accused Bush's Florida-based education foundation of violating IRS rules for nonprofits.

    9. Reaction to Bill Young's retirement announcement


      House Speaker John Boehner: “Bill Young is the dean of the Florida Congressional delegation, a tireless voice for our men and women in uniform and America’s national security, and a dear friend.  Since 1970, he has served with distinction in the People’s House - and both the House and the …