Jeb Bush

Former Gov. Jeb Bush speaking at the Foundation for Excellence in Education summit.
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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is pushing for major changes in the country’s education system.  He’s urging activists to take big swings under the incoming administration.

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After a stint on the campaign trail, former Governor Jeb Bush is returning to run his education advocacy group. The state’s win in the courts this week could make homecoming a little sweeter.

Jeb Bush is ending his campaign for president after a disappointing showing in the South Carolina primary.

"The people of Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken, and I really respect their decision," the former Florida governor told his supporters gathered in Columbia on Saturday night. "So tonight, I am suspending my campaign."

"I congratulate my competitors, that are remaining on the island, on their success in a race that has been hard-fought, just as the contest for the presidency should be because it is a tough job," he continued.

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A Florida man convicted of killing four people, including his own daughter, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday. Jerry Correll’s execution had been delayed for months.

Leon County residents are hoping Hilary Clinton and Jeb Bush duke it out for the presidency next year. That’s according to a survey on current and potential Republican and Democratic presidential candidates.

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says he doesn’t know if he would close the recently opened US embassy in Cuba if he were elected. The former two-term governor of Florida gave an exclusive interview Wednesday with WFSU News reporter Jim Ash.

After Mr. Obama's announcement of executive action, the face of immigration could become far more complex.
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Former Florida Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Jeb Bush has unveiled an immigration reform plan.  Bush posted details of his proposal to the social media website, and it features a pathway to citizenship.

Jeb Bush speaking to supporters at Miami Dade College.
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Former Florida governor and now presidential candidate Jeb Bush will speak at Florida State University Monday.

The Quinnipiac University poll surveyed voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania to see who would win in a number of hypothetical presidential elections.
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The field of presidential nominees is taking shape, and in Florida, early polling suggests Hillary Clinton has an edge against Republican challengers.  But even if Clinton gets the nomination, experts caution her lead is slight.

It's Official: Jeb's In

Jun 15, 2015
Jeb Bush speaking to supporters at Miami Dade College.
Jeb! 2016

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made it official Monday, throwing his hat into the ring for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.  Bush made his announcement at Miami Dade College.

Former Governor Jeb Bush returned to Tallahassee Tuesday, rekindling his rock-star status with Florida’s conservative Republican faithful. The likely presidential candidate highlighted his legacy as an education reformer.

Addressing a conservative education summit at Florida State University’s alumni center, Bush didn’t wait long to serve up the red meat his party base craves. He says education needs a top to bottom shakeup to protect the needs of parents and students.

 “And not so much to protect government run, unionized, politicized monopolies.”

A day after the applicant process was narrowed down, Governor Rick Scott has now chosen a new person to lead the Florida Department of Transportation.

Earlier this month, Ananth Prasad said he’d be leaving the job of FDOT Secretary. Ronald Howse, who leads the nine-member panel tasked with suggesting a successor to the Governor, says Prasad leaves big shoes to fill.

Senate President Praises Bush

Dec 17, 2014

A day after former Governor Jeb Bush sent the strongest signals yet that he is running for a president, a powerful Florida lawmaker appears ready to jump on the bandwagon.

Senate President Andy Gardner, an Orlando Republican, was asked to compare Bush with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, one of Bush’s top rivals for the Republican nomination.

While he didn’t issue a formal endorsement, he left little doubt who he prefers.

“I’m really going to be looking at executive experience and Gov. Bush certainly has a record to run on.”

Is A Bush Presidential Run In the Works?

Dec 16, 2014

Former Governor Jeb Bush is moving a step closer to a possible 2016 presidential run. In his holiday message posted to facebook, Bush has confirmed he's exploring the possibility.

"In January, I also plan to establish a Leadership PAC that will help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation. The PAC's purpose will be to support leaders, ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans."

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A North Florida man is scheduled to die Thursday for the murders of his wife and stepdaughter more than 20 years ago.

At around 6 p.m., Chadwick Banks is expected to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison in Starke.

The 43-year-old is convicted of first killing his wife as well as then raping and murdering his 10-year-old stepdaughter in 1992 in their Gadsden County home.

Last week, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously rejected his appeal and denied Banks’ stay of execution request.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is urging state education officials “stay the course” when it comes to installing new learning goals for students.

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There’s been a lot of speculation about potential 2016 presidential contenders. That includes former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the brother and son of two former U.S. Presidents. But, there may be at least one person in his family that doesn’t want him to carry on the family legacy.

Many in the Bush family want former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to run for President in 2016. But, his mother? Not so much.

“It’s not just for families or whatever. There are other people out there who are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes,” said Barbara Bush.

If Nov. 7 brought pangs of withdrawal from the end of the presidential race — good news!

The next one has already started.

Witness last week's dust-up over the American Conservative Union's failure to invite New Jersey's Chris Christie, one of the most popular Republican governors in the country, to its annual Conservative Political Action Conference. And if that flew under the radar, this week's book tour launch by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has removed all doubt that the countdown to Iowa has begun.

The focus of this year’s Presidential race has been the economy and which candidate—President Barack Obama or GOP nominee Mitt Romney—is better suited to deal with it. What isn’t making campaign headlines this time around is education. And when it comes to education policy, both men share similar ideas that have been promoted by Florida’s former Governor, Jeb Bush.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was in Washington D.C Friday. Bush was testifying before the House Budget Committee on ways to boost the economy. But during the hearing Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz grilled the former Governor about the state’s investment in the Scripps Research Institute in Palm Beach, saying the deal hasn’t produced the number of jobs first estimated and has cost the state money.