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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. Fundraising in California, Jeb Bush issues softer backing of Indiana's 'religious freedom' law


      Jeb Bush has been fully drawn into the debate over Indiana’s “religious freedom” law, and he softened his endorsement while fundraising in California on Wednesday.

    2. PolitiFact Florida: Does Florida have a Religious Freedom Restoration Act like Indiana's?

      State Roundup

      Likely presidential candidates have reacted to Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act as Gov. Mike Pence has had to defend the law against those who say it discriminates against gays and lesbians.

      Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida speaks at a luncheon at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in Chicago on Feb. 18. (Andrew Nelles/The New York Times)
    3. PolitiFact Florida: Does Florida have a religious freedom law like Indiana's?


      Likely presidential candidates, including Jeb Bush, have reacted to Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act as Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, has had to defend the law against those who say it discriminates against gays and lesbians.

    4. Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, others facing FEC complaints


      A group of campaign finance watchdogs today filed complaints with the FEC against Jeb Bush, Martin O’Malley, Rick Santorum and Scott Walker that contend they have broken campaign finance law by acting as if they are not candidates.

    5. A decade later, Jeb Bush calls Terri Schiavo case 'one of the most difficult times in my life'


      She died ten years ago today, at 9:05 a.m. Age 41.

      Demonstrators, pleading for Gov. Jeb Bush to intervene in Terri Schiavo’s case in 2003, regularly sat vigil outside Hospice House Woodside in Pinellas Park in the years leading up to her death. Bush defied court orders that her feeding tube should be removed.
    6. Fla Q poll: Bush 45% to Clinton 42%; Clinton 46% to Rubio 44%


      Quinnipiac released a new round a swing state polling today that found Hillary Clinton losing ground in Florida. While she still beats every Republican except Jeb Bush in Florida, her margins and favorability ratings have slipped since the last Quinnipiac poll in early February. From the release on their Florida …

    7. How Marco Rubio's big Miami announcement could make him look like a hypocrite and Jeb Bush like a principled conservative


      As we reported the other day, Marco Rubio and his advisers are looking at announcing his candidacy for president on April 13 at Miami's Freedom Tower, which for years served as …

    8. Martin O'Malley: Presidency 'not some crown' to be passed to Clinton or Bush


      Former Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a probable 2016 presidential candidate, made news on Sunday for taking a shot at Hillary Clinton and, by extension, Jeb Bush.

    9. Jeb Bush wants small dollar donations, too


      Jeb Bush will be in California this coming week for another round of big-time fundraising, beginning with a $25,000 per couple event Monday in Newport Beach.

      A fundraising appeal from Jeb Bush's Right to Rise PAC.
    10. Bill Clinton 'preoccupied' with winning Florida — and worried about Jeb and Marco


      A nugget from a New York Times piece about how Hillary Clinton's advisers are planning and hoping to use Bill Clinton in the campaign: