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. Q poll: GOP presidential field lacks front-runner; Bush tops Rubio

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      From a national Quinnipiac poll out this morning:

    2. Florida killed another person last night and so here are some factoids about executions in the Sunshine State

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      Jon Silman watched John Ruthell Henry die last night in Starke. Here, then, plucked from

      Jeb Bush's Common Core problem strikes at heart of his foundation

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      WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush is one of the country's most visible advocates of Common Core, forcefully defending the K-12 standards even as it puts him at odds with a conservative base he would need to mount a viable campaign for president.

      But his problem is deeper than policy.

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, one of Common Core’s biggest supporters, talks about education reform during a forum in Nashville in January.
    3. Sunshine

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      Good morning. It's Tuesday, May 27, 2014, and I didn't do this yesterday because it was Memorial Day. So ... seven clicks to really start the week:

      Tourists don't like mayhem.
    4. You saw what Grover Norquist said about Jeb Bush in the new New Yorker?

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      The antitax lobbyist in Lizzie Widdicombe's Talk of the Town piece: "Jeb Bush is the guy who comes from almost a European, monarchist, aristocratic system of government. I mean, his dad was …

    5. Jeb looking like he's serious about presidential run

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      GROVE CITY, Pa. — As presidential talk steadily grows around him, a fundamental question lingers over Jeb Bush: Does he, as probable rival Chris Christie recently said, have the "fire in the belly to do this?"

    6. Jeb Bush, looking more seriously like a 2016 contender, hits the road

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      GROVE CITY, Pa. — As presidential talk steadily grows around him, a fundamental question lingers over Jeb Bush: Does he, as probable rival Chris Christie recently said, have the "fire in the belly to do this?"

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a dinner Monday put on by the conservative Manhattan Institute. Bush has replaced Chris Christie as the darling of the Republicans’ donor class.
    7. Rubio, Bush, Scott dodge NYT questions on climate change

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      From a front-page story in the New York Times: Miami Finds Itself Ankle-Deep in Climate Change Debate:

    8. Sunshine

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      Good morning. It's Friday, May 2, 2014, and some people sure love Springsteen. Know who I think about when I think about …

      Bruce last night in Tampa.
    9. Jeb Bush backs establishment favorite Tillis in N.C. Senate race

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      Jeb Bush today endorsed establishment favorite Thom Tillis in the North Carolina U.S. Senate primary, calling him “a proven conservative leader with an impressive track record of results."