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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. Bush retreat to draw 350 to Miami


      More than 350 Jeb Bush donors and supporters will gather at a high-end South Beach hotel on Sunday and Monday, according to his Right to Rise PAC.

    2. A slimmer Jeb Bush seems intent on staying that way

      State Roundup

      Steak Tips Susanne, the $21 entree at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manchester, N.H., arrived as a carefully composed plate: strips of sirloin, sautéed peppers and caramelized onions atop a bed of linguine with a side of garlic bread.

      Jeb Bush eats a slice of blueberry pie at "Politics and Pie," a town hall-style event in Concord, N.H., on April 16, 2015. As he prepares to challenge a mostly younger and svelter field of Republican foes, Bush has adopted the in-vogue Paleo diet, losing pounds at the expense of regular bouts of dietary crankiness. "I am hungry all the time," Bush said. [Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist | New York Times]
    3. Jeb Bush calls Koch network 'important part of any coalition to win'


      Jeb Bush is in New York today and was asked about the "Koch primary," the behind the scenes battle for the heart and money of the billionaire conservatives.

    4. Jeb Bush's Super PAC draws questions of legality


      Jeb Bush's use of a Super PAC may violate campaign finance laws, argues Fred Wertheimer of Democracy 21 in an op/ed published Thursday by Reuters.

    5. National poll: Rubio jumps to front of GOP field, runs best against Clinton


      Marco Rubio leads the GOP field in a new national poll and runs best against Hillary Clinton, a big shot for his campaign that's just over a week into effect.

    6. Norman Braman begins financing pro-Rubio Super PAC


      Norman Braman is making good on his pledge to provide significant financial support to Marco Rubio.

    7. Bush, Rubio among 5 candidates Koch brothers evaluating


      The following is from USA Today:

      WICHITA, Kan. — Charles Koch said he is considering throwing his political might into the Republican presidential primary for the first time and is likely to provide financial help to several contenders before settling on a single candidate.

    8. No 'Scooby-Doo van' for Jeb Bush but he plans to 'campaign amongst people'


      Jeb Bush scoffed at Hillary Clinton's "contrived" effort to connect with voters.

    9. Jeb Bush's shifting words on Common Core


      Jeb Bush says he won’t pander his way to the GOP presidential nomination, but that doesn’t mean he won’t wiggle.

    10. Team Rubio: 'Stay positive' as tension builds with Bush camp


      Marco Rubio's campaign is attempting a high road approach as tension builds with Jeb Bush's operation. "Stay positive," Rubio campagign manager Terry Sullivan wrote in a memo.

      Rubio campaign memo