December 19, 2011 |
Is Sarah Palin flirting with the presidential race again? Might Jeb Bush be the GOP's white knight? And shouldn't Democrats give Hillary Rodham Clinton another chance? 'Tis the season. The silly season, that is, at least as far as the race for the White House goes. With just two weeks before we finally see votes cast in the 2012 race, it seems some just refuse to accept that the field of candidates is settled. Among them, apparently, is Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee.
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.
March 4, 2011 |
While battles rage in Wisconsin and Ohio over the collective-bargaining rights of teachers and other public employees, President Obama stood side-by-side Friday in South Florida at an education-themed event with former Gov. Jeb Bush, the man that many teachers in this state blame for threatening their jobs. The president came to Miami Central Senior High School to tout its dramatic turnaround in student performance and to underscore the importance of federal investment in education at a time when almost every domestic program sits atop a congressional chopping block.
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.
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%.
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.
November 30, 2000 |
After avoiding the spotlight for three weeks, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is being thrust inexorably toward a more central role in his brother's struggle for the state. As the Republican-controlled state Legislature moves toward intervention in the dispute, the prospect is growing that the governor soon may sign unprecedented legislation to directly award Florida's 25 electoral votes to his brother George W. Bush.
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."