January 7, 2009 |
Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and brother of President Bush, has decided not to run for the U.S. Senate, ending weeks of speculation that he would try to preserve a family power center in the nation's capital. In contrast to his older brother, Jeb Bush left office with high approval ratings and a reputation as a master of policy. He was considered the strongest contender for the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Mel Martinez in 2010.
July 18, 2002 |
Gov. Jeb Bush's 24-year-old daughter was put in jail Wednesday after officials said she failed to meet the requirements of a court-ordered drug treatment program. Noelle Bush, the niece of President Bush, was arrested in January after police said she attempted to buy Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug, with a phony prescription. She entered a drug treatment center, with the understanding that if she completed the program, charges against her would be dropped.
January 8, 2003 |
Gov. Jeb Bush, the younger brother of President Bush, took the oath of office for his second term, becoming the first two-term Republican governor in the state's modern history. Flanked by his father, the former president, Jeb Bush called on Floridians to look to themselves and not government to improve family life for the state's 16 million people. President Bush did not attend the swearing-in ceremony.
March 6, 2001 |
Gov. Jeb Bush urged state lawmakers in Tallahassee to set up uniform ballots and help counties upgrade voting machines in the wake of glitches in the state's election process that had left the U.S. presidency in the balance for more than a month.
October 13, 2006 |
With the Republican Party's conservatives lacking a favorite candidate for the 2008 presidential race, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has hired a strategist who might help him win their favor. Sally Bradshaw, a longtime political advisor and confidante to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, confirmed Thursday that she has signed on as a consultant to Romney's political action committee.
February 24, 2001 |
Gov. Jeb Bush wept before a black Baptist education group Friday as he introduced minority staffers and appointees he said have been ridiculed by other blacks for associating with him. Bush's decision to abolish affirmative action in university admissions and state contracting prompted marches and demonstrations, including a sit-in by black lawmakers in the governor's office suite last year.
September 11, 2002 |
Gov. Jeb Bush's 25-year-old daughter was found with what was believed to be crack cocaine at a drug rehabilitation center where she was undergoing court-ordered treatment, police said Tuesday. If confirmed, it would be Noelle Bush's second lapse since entering rehabilitation and could result in jail. Police were called to the Center for Drug Free Living in Orlando, where workers gave them a 0.2-gram rock that they said they found in Noelle Bush's shoe, Sgt. Orlando Rolon said.
December 12, 2000 |
While the nation's focus was on one Gov. Bush and whether he would move into the White House, another Gov. Bush slipped into the Oval Office Monday to witness the signing--by President Clinton--of legislation intended to restore the Everglades. Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, the brother of Gov. George W. Bush of Texas, and about 20 other people stood behind Clinton in the Oval Office as the president used a series of pens to sign the measure.
December 26, 2003 |
Gov. Jeb Bush dedicated what he called the nation's first faith-based prison this week, telling its nearly 800 inmates that religion can help keep them from landing in jail again. In addition to regular prayer sessions, the Lawtey Correctional Institution will offer religious studies, choir practice, religious counseling and other spiritual activities seven days a week. Participation is voluntary, and inmates may transfer out.
October 17, 2002 |
MIAMI -- Brother of one president, son of another, Republican Gov. Jeb Bush is now in the political race of his life against a Democrat who is still a little-known quantity to many Floridians. A poll conducted last week for MSNBC found Bush and his challenger, Bill McBride, in a statistical dead heat.