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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. PolitiFact Florida focuses on Jeb Bush three times over the past week


      PolitiFact Florida has been checking all sorts of statements by and about former Gov. Jeb Bush in the last week, ranging from state spending to the history of the Iraq War to the VA care scandal.

    2. Jeb Bush: Republicans need to 'get outside of our comfort zone'


      Jeb Bush played up his reputation as “Veto Corleone” in a speech today and said Republicans need to “get outside of our comfort zone” and reach Hispanics, African-Americans and college students.

    3. Fox News host says of Rubio's finances: 'Who cares?'


      Fox News host Neil Cavuto accused the news media of beating up on Marco Rubio for writing about his personal finances, and revelation Rubio cashed in a retirement account to pay for a refrigerator and other things.

    4. Jeb Bush finds a way to distance himself from W


      On Wednesday in New Hampshire Jeb Bush embraced his family. On Thursday he gently put some distance between him and brother George, saying the former president spent too much money.

    5. Liberal groups dig for dirt on Jeb Bush, other GOP candidates

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush was in New Hampshire, talking to voters about the education standards called Common Core.

      Steve Duprey listens at right as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to a morning crowd at the Draft restaurant on Thursday in Concord, N.H. Bush is visiting the nation's earliest presidential primary state as he considers a run for the Republican nomination for president. [Associated Press]
    6. Rubio to hold Florida fundraisers for Iowa's Chuck Grassley


      To court Iowa, Marco Rubio plans to host three events next week for Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley -- in South Florida.

    7. Jeb the quote


      Jeb Bush, who continues a two-day swing through New Hampshire today, was a quote machine on Wednesday.

    8. Jeb Bush again says he's on his own path, while embracing family ties (w/video)

      State Roundup

      PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Before a question was even asked at a round-table event here, Jeb Bush delivered blunt advice to those who view his last name as a burden: Get over it.

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a meeting with seacoast area business leaders Wednesday in Portsmouth, N.H. Bush is visiting the nation's earliest presidential primary state as he considers a run for the Republican nomination for president. [Associated Press]
    9. Rapper Pitbull appreciates Jeb Bush's 'slick' joke


      Miami rapper Pitbull says Jeb Bush is “pretty slick’’ when it comes to jokes.

      Recording artist Pitbull performs onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17 in Las Vegas.
    10. Liberal group files third FEC complaint against Jeb Bush


      Jeb Bush’s retracted flub about running for president has earned him another complaint before the Federal Election Commission.