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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. Jeb Bush criticized for saying 'stuff happens' while discussing school shootings

      State Roundup

      President Barack Obama and Democrats quickly condemned comments made Friday by Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who said that there isn't always a useful government solution to mass shootings and other crises because "stuff happens."

      Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, left, speaks at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., on Friday. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson moderated the event. [Mykal McEldowney | Greenville News via AP]
    2. Bush's 'stuff happens' comment causes latest headache


      Jeb Bush is under siege for saying “stuff happens” in the aftermath of yesterday's mass shooting in Oregon.

      Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, left, speaks at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson moderated the event.
    3. Winner-take-all Florida primary slows parade of presidential candidates

      State Roundup

      It was supposed to assert Florida's dominance in picking the Republican presidential nominee, but a move to push back the primary and award all delegates to the winner has rankled party activists who say it has made candidates wary of the state and could disenfranchise voters.

      Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson meets supporters at the University of New Hampshire on Wednesday. Carson is one of several candidates not spending much time campaigning in Florida.
    4. Team Bush makes oppo moves against Rubio, Kasich and other rivals


      Team Bush is on the offensive, dispatching trackers to rivals’ events, including Marco Rubio yesterday in Iowa, and opposition researchers to John Kasich’s congressional library in …

    5. Bush tracker busted at Rubio event in Iowa


      From Politico's Marc Caputo:

      The Florida family feud between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio took a surprising turn on Thursday night when a tracker for a super PAC supporting the former governor tried to slip into an Iowa event for Rubio, whose staff quickly spotted and removed him.

    6. PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 fact-checks for September 2015


      The GOP presidential debate on CNN fueled many of PolitiFact Florida's most-clicked fact-checks in September.

    7. Jeb Bush slams Putin


      Here's video from Jeb Bush's wide ranging interview on Morning Joe. He talks about Syria and Putin, fundraising and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's comments about the Benghazi committee that has been investigating Hillary Clinton forever.

    8. Jeb Bush didn't always question Marco Rubio's experience


      Jeb Bush on MSNBC's Morning Joe continue his light criticism of Marco Rubio, likening to him an untested leader a la Barack Obama.

    9. Jeb Bush says Marco Rubio followed his lead


      Jeb Bush today painted Marco Rubio as one of his disciples as he sees Rubio overtake him in the polls.

    10. Prediction markets see race as Bush vs. Rubio


      Who's likely to be the Republican presidential nominee? Forget the notoriously unreliable early state and national polls in September and October, says the Jeb Bush campaign. The far more reliable predictors of nominating success at this early stage, senior Bush adviser, David Kochel says, are major …