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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. Five things Iowa and New Hampshire taught us about the presidential race


      TAMPA -- Just stepped off the plane in New Hampshire after more than two weeks of watching the presidential candidates and voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. Contrary to expectations a few weeks ago, the topsy turvy Republican primary contest is not much clearer after New Hampshire than it was before the voting …

      New Hampshire resurrected Bush, but big hurdles remain
    2. Rubio blames himself (and the media) for New Hampshire


      Marco Rubio hit the TV circuit Wednesday morning and attributed his poor showing to the debate meltdown and the media attention that followed.

      Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio and his sons Anthony and Dominick walk across the tarmac before departing Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Wednesday morning. Rubio placed fifth in the New Hampshire primary, behind fellow GOP candidates Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, who swept away the competition with 35 percent of the vote.
    3. George W. Bush vouches for Jeb in new ad


      Former President George W. Bush vouches for his brother in a new radio ad for South Carolina.

    4. Bush and Rubio hit the trail in South Carolina today


      Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio head to South Carolina today to start the next battle.

    5. Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders take New Hampshire, with Jeb Bush fourth

      State Roundup


      Donald Trump stormed back into the national spotlight by winning the New Hampshire primary Tuesday and Democrat Bernie Sanders avenged his narrow Iowa loss to Hillary Clinton.

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    6. Jeb Bush and Marco TV spending: $124 million


      In what has become a familiar story, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio lead all Republicans on TV spending in South Carolina. The Floridians also led in Iowa and New Hampshire.

    7. Marco Rubio: 'It's great to be targeted'


      Marco Rubio, appearing on Good Morning America, portrayed the shots coming at him from all sides as a sign of strength. "It's great to be targeted because it means you're doing something right."

    8. Why Trump's Tampa Bay rally is perfectly timed


      Donald Trump's rally planned for Friday evening at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa could not be better planned. Consider that as New Hampshire residents heard to the polls today, elections …

    9. Rubio has another 'scripted' moment


    10. Jeb Bush shows signs of second wind ahead of New Hampshire primary

      State Roundup

      PLAISTOW, N.H. — Jeb Bush's stump speech started to take on a defensive, pleading tone in the days following his sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses last week.

      Jeb Bush leaves a Rotary Club luncheon at the Nashua Country Club on Tuesday in Nashua, N.H. He hopes to finish ahead of two other governors in the race.