August 26, 2012 |
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Wind-whipped Republicans bracing for Tropical Storm Isaac received a mild lashing of a different sort Sunday from one of party's most revered figures, Jeb Bush, who urged the GOP to change its tone on immigration. "My personal view is that we need to get beyond where we are," said the former Florida governor, adding a moment later, "You can't ask people to join your cause and then send a signal that you're really not wanted. It just doesn't work. " Bush has previously stated his concerns about the party's hard-line immigration stance and seemed careful on Sunday's "Meet The Press" to balance his views with a hearty endorsement of nominee-to-be Mitt Romney.
April 9, 2014 |
It has been 22 years since a Clinton faced off against a Bush. Will it happen again in 2016? In the parlance of “Game of Thrones,” will House Clinton and House Bush vie for a return to power? There have been only six years since 1989 -- the Obama years -- when the American president's last name was not Clinton or Bush. And, during four of those six years, Hillary Rodham Clinton was prominent in the headlines as secretary of State. Bushes and Clintons have been permanent fixtures in the political landscape.
March 5, 2011 |
President Obama on Friday celebrated a South Florida experimental school project with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is blamed by many teachers in this state for threatening their jobs. The president tried to strike a bipartisan chord at Miami Central Senior High School, touting its dramatic turnaround and underscoring the importance of federal investment in education at a time when almost every domestic program sits atop a congressional chopping block. Obama was welcomed with a deafening roar from the more than 800 students in the school's gymnasium.
February 20, 1997 |
Republican Jeb Bush, defeated in 1994 in the closest governor's race in state history, plans to run again next year. "I still have the passion for this," Bush said. "I'm still enthusiastic about having the opportunity to serve." Bush, who turned 44 last week, said he probably won't make a formal announcement before late fall. The son of former President Bush and younger brother of Texas Gov. George W. Bush lost to Democratic Gov. Lawton Chiles in 1994, getting 49% of the vote to Chiles' 51%.
April 15, 2014 |
Is Jeb Bush's moment over? Not in his mind. The former governor of Florida says he's considering a campaign to become his family's third president, even though he dreads "getting back into the vortex of the mud fight. " But as enticing as it is for the Republican establishment to contemplate the prospect of an unexpected comeback, an epic series of primary battles and a cinematic rematch between the Clinton and Bush dynasties, it's not all that likely. The Republican Party has changed dramatically since 2002, the last year Jeb Bush ran for office, and not in ways that would aid his candidacy.
May 15, 2001 |
Gov. Jeb Bush, facing published reports of infidelity with a political appointee, dismissed the rumor as an "outright lie." "I cannot tell you how hurtful this is," Bush told reporters in Tallahassee. "I love my wife. There is nothing to this rumor. It is an outright lie." Bush, 48, the younger brother of President Bush, also said he plans to announce next month whether he will seek reelection in 2002. He said he will first discuss with his family the toll the job takes on his private life.
July 7, 1998 |
Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeb Bush said Monday he has chosen Florida's education commissioner as his running mate in an election expected to focus on schools. Frank Brogan, 44, has also been a teacher, principal and superintendent. He was elected education commissioner four years ago and has championed charter schools and standardized testing for graduation. Bush, 45, is the son of former President Bush and the brother of Texas Gov. George W. Bush.
April 27, 2003 |
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thanked the National Rifle Assn. for helping elect his brother president. Bush was keynote speaker at the gun lobby's convention in Orlando. Earlier, in his final appearance as NRA president, Charlton Heston shuffled onto the stage but was too weak to give a farewell speech. The actor, diagnosed with symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, was able to raise a Winchester rifle over his head and deliver a trademark line, "From my cold, dead hands."
March 25, 2007 |
Former Gov. Jeb Bush was snubbed for an honorary degree at the University of Florida -- but he can still call himself an honorary alumnus. The Alumni Assn. Board of Directors passed a resolution to make Bush an honorary alumnus. The move came on the heels of a 38-28 Faculty Senate vote to deny Bush an honorary degree.