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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 to teach, lecture at Harvard this fall

      State Roundup

      CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be spending some time at Harvard University this fall.

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at his South Carolina Republican presidential primary rally in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, February 2016)
    2. Jeb! kills in Emmys cameo


      Jeb! Bush joined Jimmy Kimmel to kick off the Emmy Awards Sunday night. Check it out:


    3. Jeb's son: Vote for Donald Trump


      The Texas Tribune on Texas Land Commissioner, George P. Bush.

    4. Rudy Giuliani: 'This is not about Jeb Bush's ego'


      Rudy Giuliani fired up the Florida delegation this morning, casting Bill Clinton as a predator and Hillary Clinton as a crook. The veteran prosecutor said never had a criminal case with so many violations of federal law and Clinton's email case, which the FBI said did not merit charges.

      Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during day one of the Republican Convention in at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
    5. A year ago today, Jeb Bush was the man to beat


      Flashback to a year ago in Miami, when Jeb Bush formally announced he was running for president.

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    6. Jeb Bush: I will not support Donald Trump

      State Roundup

      Former Gov. Jeb Bush on Friday became the latest prominent Republican to come out against Donald Trump, saying the polarizing businessman has not demonstrated the "temperament or strength of character" to be president.

      Donald Trump, left, and Jeb Bush talk before the start of the CNN debate in September. Bush was Trump’s frequent target.
    7. Jeb Bush praises Fiorina, bashes Trump as two-faced


      Jeb Bush praised Ted Cruz's selection of Carly Fiorina and criticized Donald Trump in an interview Thursday with CNN.

    8. Rubio fan launches 'Nominate Marco' campaign


      James Lamb can’t stop believing in Marco Rubio.

    9. Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio pushed boundaries of campaign finance with unlimited donations, secrecy

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — $235 million.

      Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio burned through that much cash before joining the heap of failed 2016 presidential candidates, an astounding figure even in the big-money era.

      Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush burned through $235 million before joining the heap of failed 2016 presidential candidates. [Getty Images]
    10. Bush super PAC outlines plan to return $12 million to donors


      Jeb Bush's Super PAC plans to give anyone who contributed $1,000 or more at least a 10 percent refund, part of a plan to return $12 million in unused funds.