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Experience: Governor, State of Florida, 1998-2006
Home State: Florida
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $35,415,730Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: John 'Jeb' Ellis Bush
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Columba; 3 Children: George, Noelle, Jeb Jr.
    Birth Date: 02/11/1953
    Birth Place: Midland, TX
    Home City: Miami, FL
    Religion: Catholic


    BA, Latin American Studies, University of Texas, 1974

Political Experience

    Governor, State of Florida, 1998-2006
    Candidate, Gubernatorial, Florida, 1994
    Chair, Florida Bush-Quayle, 1992
    Chair, Bob Martinez Re-election, 1990
    Secretary of Commerce, State of Florida, 1987-1988
    Chair, Republican Party of Dade County, 1984-1986

Professional Experience

    President/Chief Executive Officer, Codina Group, 1981-1986, 1988-1993, 1995-1997
    Representative/Vice President, Texas Commerce Bank, Venezuela, 1974-1979

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, Dade County Homeless Trust
    Chair, Finance Committee, United Negro College Fund of South Florida
    Frmer Co-Chair, Floridians for Educational Choice
    Co-Founder/Board Member, Liberty City Charter School
    Member, Miami Children's Hospital Foundation
    Board Member, United Way of Dade County
    Member, Zoology Society of South Florida
    Founder/Chair, Foundation for Florida's Future, 1995-1997
    Chair, Presidency III, Republican Party of Florida, Presidential Preference Convention, 1995
    Chair, Beacon Council, 1990-1991

About Jeb Bush

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, John Ellis Bush (who prefers to go by his initials, JEB) studied and earned a degree in Latin American Affairs before beginning his career in politics. He became Florida's Secretary of Commerce in 1986, resigning two years later to support his father's (former President George Herbert Walker Bush) bid for the white house. After trying unsuccessfully to become Governor of Florida in 1994, Bush won the office in '98, beginning what would become the first two-term Republican gubernatorial administration in Florida's history. He announced his 2016 presidential candidacy on June 15, 2015, in Miami, Florida.

Jeb Bush has a solid conservative record on a number of issues from his term as Florida's Governor. He supports the death penalty, having held office during 21 executions and declining to commute any of the sentences. He reduced taxes while in office, as well as cut the size of state government, vetoed over $2 billion in new spending, and lowered funding for public projects including libraries and homework assistance programs.

Total: 63
Jeb Bush Suspends 2016 Presidential Campaign

Jeb Bush announced that he is suspending his presidential campaign following a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary.

By Candace Smith and Michael Falcone | ABC News
George W. Bush Hits The Trail In South Carolina With Brother Jeb Bush

Real strength comes from integrity and character. And in my experience, the strongest person isn't usually the loudest person in the room," George W. Bush said.

By Steve Holland | REUTERS
Bush and Rubio battle for third

The GOP rivals hunker down for debate prep, aiming to claim an advantage in the race to be the Trump alternative.

By Alex Isenstadt and Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Terrible Iowa Performance Has Not Deterred Jeb Bush

Despite finishing sixth, Bush says he's still in the race.


By Kate Sheppard | The Huffington Post
Jeb Bush Praises Rick Snyder's Handling Of Flint Water Crisis

But his administration is largely to blame for the disaster. Oops.

By Jennifer Bendery | The Huffington Post
Jeb Bush: I'll debate Donald Trump anytime, anyplace

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday that he would take on 2016 GOP presidential rival Donald Trump in a one-on-one debate “anytime, anyplace.”

By David Sherfinski | washingtontimes
Jeb Bush pans Trump's insult of Clinton, says it will 'enhance her victimology status'

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush voiced a two-part response to Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday: He said it was another sign Trump is unsuited for the presidency and argued Clinton will use it to cast herself as a "victim."

By Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
Bush: I didn't know campaign looked into breaking Trump pledge

Jeb Bush did not know that his campaign was doing its due diligence to possibly break from the GOP pledge to support the party’s eventual nominee in the wake of Donald Trump’s repeated threats to run as a third-party candidate, the GOP candidate said in an interview late Thursday.

By Nick Gass | POLITICO
Jeb Bush Says He's Conflicted On The Death Penalty. His Record Tells Another Story.

Private emails and interviews with associates show a man preoccupied with speeding up executions.

Jason Cherkis & Sam Stein | The Huffington Post
Jeb Bush is convincing donors the polls are wrong

His team is selling a Trump vs. Bush vision that relies on big-money backers ignoring public data.

By Eli Stokols and Marc Caputo | POLITICO
Bush's biggest donor: Trump a 'bullyionaire'

Fernandez calls Trump a 'hater' and 'BULLYionaire.'

By Marc Caputo | POLITICO
Jeb Bush says he would 'whup' Hillary Clinton

Jeb Bush, struggling to gain traction in a 2016 race moving away from him, argued on Thursday that he could easily beat Hillary Clinton on Election Day.

By Eli Stokols | POLITICO
Jeb Bush says he struggles with the death penalty

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told Christianity Today that he supports the death penalty. Yet as a devout Catholic, "I struggle with it," he said.

By Stephanie Condon | CBS News
Jeb Bush 'Not Sure' He Would Have Attended Climate Summit If President

As world leaders descended on Paris to discuss climate change earlier this week, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush disavowed the meeting.

By Candace Smith | ABC News
Bush: Trump won't apologize; Clinton on out-Trumping Trump

"He's not going to apologize for anything, he's not a serious person. It's hard to imagine him being president of the United States. If he gets upset, is he going to start disparaging our allies?"

CBS News
Bush readies his last stand in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is beginning to look like Jeb Bush's final stand.

By Eli Stokols | POLITICO
Jeb on VP pick: I think she will be a great partner

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hinted on Tuesday that he is considering a female running mate in 2016.

By Mark Hensch | The Hill
Jeb Bush: Listening to Trump is "kind of scary"

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said "anybody is better than Hillary Clinton" to be president - but that sentiment apparently just barely applies to his fellow candidate, businessman Donald Trump.

By Rebecca Kaplan | CBS News
Bush condemns Trump claims about American Muslims celebrating after 9/11

Jeb Bush condemned Donald Trump's claim that Arab Americans in New Jersey were seen celebrating in the aftermath the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

By Alan He | CBS News
Jeb: Obama 'completely lost' on ISIS

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that President Obama lacks a vision for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

By Mark Hensch | The Hill
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Saturday, February 13, 2016 9:00 PM CBS News Republican Debate
Location: The Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina
Sponsors: CBS News
Moderators: John Dickerson
Saturday, February 6, 2016 9:00 PM ABC News/IJReview Republican Debate
Location: Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire
Sponsors: ABC News/IJReview Republican Debate
Moderators: David Muir and Martha Raddatz
Thursday, January 28, 2016 7:00 PM Fox News Republican Debate
Location: Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa
Sponsors: Fox News
Moderators: Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace
Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:00 PM Fox Business Republican Debate
Location: North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina
Sponsors: Fox Business Network
Moderators: Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 6:00 PM CNN Republican Debate
Location: The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsors: CNN, Salem Media Group
Moderators: Wolf Blitzer
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:00 PM Fox Business/WSJ Republican Debate
Location: Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sponsors: Fox Business Network, Wall Street Journal
Moderators: Neil Cavuto, Maria Bartiromo, and Gerard Baker
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 6:00 PM CNBC Republican Debate
Location: University of Colorado in Boulder
Sponsors: CNBC
Moderators: Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick, and John Harwood
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 8:00 PM CNN Republican Primetime Debate
Location: Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA
Sponsors: Reagan Library Foundation, CNN, Salem Media Group
Moderators: ake Tapper, Dana Bash and Hugh Hewitt
Thursday, August 6, 2015 7:00 PM Fox News Republican Debate
Location: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH
Sponsors: Fox News, facebook
Moderators: Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Oppose
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

Strongly Support
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug

Strongly Support
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Oppose
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Support
7. Make voter registration easier

Strongly Oppose
8. Prioritize green energy

9. Avoid foreign entanglements

10. Expand the military

Strongly Support
11. Support & expand free trade

12. Support American Exceptionalism

13. Absolute right to gun ownership

14. Expand ObamaCare

15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Strongly Oppose
17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

20. Privatize Social Security

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