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JEB BUSH

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 condemn latest Obama move on Cuba

      Blogs

      Jeb Bush swiftly condemened the Obama administration's decision today to remove Cuba from the list of state-sponsors of terrorism.

    2. In a Rubio vs. Bush fight, will other GOP candidates compete in Florida's March 15 primary?

      Elections

      Leave it to Florida to host the best political soap opera of the presidential campaign.

      A button featuring Republican presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is picked up during the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference May 21 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Florida's March 15 GOP presidential primary is shaping up as potentially spectacular theater.
Jeb Bush versus Marco Rubio. Two Sunshine State favorite sons, longtime friends, mentor and protege, near neighbors in Miami-Dade facing off in America's most important battleground state. What many viewed as almost unthinkable a few months ago - Rubio beating Bush among Florida Republicans - no longer seems far-fetched. Other leading candidates already are pondering whether even to compete in Florida's primary. [Getty Images]
    3. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio open to more oil drilling as issue gains attention in Florida

      State Roundup

      Efforts to open oil drilling off both Florida coasts could inject the issue into the race for president, and home state contenders Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are supportive of more production.

      On oil rig sits off Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Efforts to open up oil drilling off both Florida coasts could inject the issue into the race for president, and home state contenders Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are supportive of more production. Neither Republican appears receptive to legislation U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., filed last week to block a proposal from gulf state lawmakers that would end the ban on drilling within a certain distance of the coast. [Associated Press (2008)] 

    4. PolitiFact Florida: Checking Jeb Bush on ISIS and bond ratings, plus a special session preview

      Blogs

      Not-quite-yet Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush continues to sell potential voters on his eight years as Florida’s …

    5. Christie backs off Common Core, leaving Jeb Bush more exposed

      Blogs

      New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie today backed away from Common Core, declaring "it's simply not working."

    6. Jeb Bush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue (w/video)

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches.

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to a morning crowd at the Draft restaurant in Concord, N.H., on May 21. During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches. [Associated Press]
    7. Bush and Rubio open to more oil drilling as issue gains attention in Florida

      Blogs

      Efforts to open up oil drilling off both Florida coasts could inject the issue into the race for president, and home state contenders Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are generally supportive of more production.

      An oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
    8. Rubio, Bush at top but GOP presidential race remains wide open

      Blogs

      The sprawling GOP presidential field has made for no clear front runner, a new Quinnipiac University poll shows.

    9. Poll: Fla Insiders grow more bullish on Marco Rubio, less so on Jeb Bush

      Blogs

      Florida's political elites are fast revising their views about the strength of presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, with perceptions of Rubio dramatically improving and Bush's slipping, according to our latest exclusive Florida Insider Poll.

    10. Marco Rubio is 44 years old (or young)

      Blogs

      Marco Antonio Rubio, the wanna-be college football star turn star politician, is 44 years old today.

      Marco Rubio as a kid in Las Vegas; Marco Rubio as a U.S. Senator