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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. Mitt Romney to update supporters on 2016 plans


      From the Associated Press:

      Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering another run for president, Mitt Romney plans to update supporters about his plans for the 2016 presidential campaign.
      The Republican Party's 2012 nominee will host conference calls for staff and …

      Mitt Romney speaks at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss., earlier this week.
    2. Jeb Bush staffs up for presidential campaign, hires Mitt Romney adviser

      State Roundup

      From Florida's capital to early voting Iowa, Jeb Bush dramatically beefed up his political committee this week making it the largest GOP presidential campaign-in-waiting.

      Jeb Bush’s PAC has opened its Tallahassee headquarters.
    3. Jeb Bush's political team staffs up in Tallahassee


      Update: Bush has also snagged David Kochel as an adviser. Kochel has been a longtime Mitt Romney adviser. 

    4. Jeb Bush has a fan in Rupert Murdoch


      Kicker on a NYT story on Rupert Murdoch's apparent dislike of Mitt Romney.

    5. Jeb Bush's immigration plan: 'Find where they are and politely ask them to leave'


      It happened Friday but in a sign of the modern opposition research machine, Jeb Bush's comments on immigration became a thing this afternoon.

    6. Welcome -- or not -- to Iowa, Jeb Bush


      Jeb Bush skipped Steve King's Iowa gathering over the weekend and for good reason. The forum was hostile to anyone who supports Common Core and immigration reform.

    7. Not Romney. Not Bush. Rather, 'undecided' leads latest GOP presidential poll


      A USA Today/Suffolk University poll out today highlights the wide-open Republican field. It's so early that no one knows what will happen. But for …

    8. Chris Christie moves closer to running for president, launches PAC like Jeb Bush


      The Jeb Bush factor ... His aggressive foray into race drew in Mitt Romney and now Chris Christie. From the Wall Street Journal:

    9. Jeb Bush tests a stump speech in San Francisco


      SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In his first public event since taking steps toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush on Friday called on political leaders to overhaul the country's immigration and education systems, increase job training programs and ease energy regulations to spur economic growth.

    10. At InnoVida, the CEO hired Jeb Bush and went to prison

      State Roundup

      Jeb Bush was out of the Florida governor's mansion for less than a year when he signed a $15,000-a-month consulting deal with InnoVida, a Miami startup promising to revolutionize affordable housing with remarkably sturdy and lightweight building panels.

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush became a consultant, and later a board member, for Miami company InnoVida. Its executives would later be convicted of fraud. In 2013, Bush agreed to pay back more than half the $470,000 in fees he collected. Bush is shown speaking Friday at an automobile dealers convention in California.