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Gov. Rick Scott, Likening Himself to “Businessman Outsider,” Endorses Donald Trump

| March 16, 2016

The endorsement was as much a plea for party unity as another signal from Trump that he is open to Trump’s invitation as his vice president nominee.

The End of Jeb

| February 21, 2016

While the favorite of many Republican insiders and fund-raisers, Bush could never appear to get his footing in a race that has been largely dominated by the outsider Donald Trump.

Trump Surges to “Crushing” Lead in Florida While Clinton Begins to Strengthen Again

| January 20, 2016

The latest FAU poll has Trump surging to a 47.6 percent lead, with Ted Cruz, more than 30 points behind and Rubio and Bush hobbling in at 11.1 and 9.1 percent. Ben Carson has all but vanished at just over 3 percent.

Battered and Bewildered, Bush Seeks Florida Reboot in “Jeb Can Fix It” Campaign

| November 2, 2015

Bush debuted the “Jeb Can Fix It” tour while acknowledging criticism that he’d given his advisers too much control and failed to gain traction on the national level.

Jeb Bush Blows It On Race

| October 6, 2015

With just two words — “free stuff” — Bush managed to insult millions of black Americans, completely misread what motivates black people to vote, and falsely imply that African Americans are the predominant consumers of vital social services.

Trump Leads By Far Among Florida Republicans as Rubio Leaps Ahead of Bush

| September 23, 2015

Donald Trump leads with 31.5 percent in a GOP primary, in Florida Atlantic University poll, followed by Rubio in second place with 19.2 percent, followed by Bush at 11.3 percent, Carson at 10.3 percent and Carly Fiorina at 8.3 percent.

Trump Leads Rubio and Bush in Florida, Would Beat Clinton But Not Biden

| August 20, 2015

If Trump were to run on a third-party platform, he would make it easier for Hillary Clinton to win–or for Joe Biden to win, should the vice president decide to run, as he would bleed votes away from either Rubio or Bush.

Before Going Neolithic on Unwed Moms, Bush Could Bone Up on Economic Reality

| August 17, 2015

Here’s what conservatives like Jeb Bush don’t want to acknowledge: Marriage rates are inextricably linked to America’s economy.

Donald Trump Isn’t the Exception.
He’s the Republican Prototype.

| July 17, 2015

Donald Trump isn’t an exception or an offense to the GOP brand. He’s he’s almost indistinguishable from the other 14 Republican crackpots running for president, starting with Jeb Bush, the alleged “moderate” of the bunch. Bush’s Florida record proves it.

Clinton Still Leads Rubio and Bush in Florida, But Most Voters Call Her Dishonest

| June 17, 2015

Te gender gap is working strongly in Hillary Clinton’s favor: she has a double-digit lead among women when matched against Rubio or Bush, though her overall numbers have weakened since late last year.

Accenting His First Name, Dissing His Last, Jeb Bush Finally Declares for 2016

| June 15, 2015

Jeb Bush made his announcement in Miami with his brother and father, both ex-presidents, nowhere in sight as the latest Bush hopes to redefine the tarnished name in his quest for the White House.

Rubio Joins Growing List of Presidential Hopefuls, Setting Up Showdown With Bush

| April 13, 2015

A primary showdown between Rubio and Bush could cause friction in Tallahassee, where the GOP dominates state government, and a scramble is expected for Rubio’s senate seat.

Pounded By E-Mail Mire, Clinton’s Leads Falter Slightly as Jeb Bush Rises in Florida

| March 31, 2015

For the first time since the poll has been conducted with Hillary Clinton’s name included, the former secretary of state is not ahead in Florida: Jeb Bush would beat Clinton, 45 to 42, in a head-to-head matchup, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, released this morning.

Back In Tallahasee, Jeb Bush Gets a Taste of Push-Back Against His Education Legacy

| February 11, 2015

Appearing at an education Summit, Jeb Bush, who is preparing a run for the presidency, saw his common core, school voucher and high-stakes testing ideas challenged, as they would likely be on the campaign trail.

Jeb Bush’s Behavior in the Terry Schiavo Case: Unworthy of a Governor — Or a President

| February 9, 2015

Schiavo was brain-dead for 10 years. Her Catholic parents prevented her husband from removing a feeding tube, and Jeb Bush intervened, strong-arming the Florida Legislature to circumvent a court ruling.

Not So Good For Jeb: Hillary Would Tie Him in Florida, Easily Beat Him in Other Swings

| February 3, 2015

Hillary Clinton is ahead of Jeb Bush by a statistically insignificant 1 point in Florida but beats him or Chris Christie handily in Ohio and Pennsylvania in a prospective contest for the presidency.

Common Sore:
Jeb Bush’s Education Problem

| December 18, 2014

The Republican Party’s tea bag wing is unforgiving – so far – over his embrace of the Common Core standards even though the federal government has had almost nothing to do with them.

Drawing Mixed Response, Jeb Bush Says He Will “Actively Explore” Running For President in 2016

| December 16, 2014

Bush, 61, made the announcement a day after giving a commencement address at the University of South Carolina — a state that plays a major role in Republican primaries. If he ultimately decides to run, Bush would seek to follow his father and brother into the White House.

Jeb Bush Could Win in 2016, But He’ll Have To Rely on The United States of Amnesia

| November 9, 2014

Jeb Bush left too much fodder for his detractors, argues Stephen Goldstein, to be a viable candidate for very long in 2016–assuming voters can remember the damaging milestones of his governorship.

Hillary Clinton Would Trounce Chris Christie, Jeb Bush and Rubio In Latest Florida Poll

| January 31, 2014

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Clinton beating Bush 49-43 and Rubio 51-41 in 2016, with no clear front-runner among Republicans, in contrast with Democrats, among whom Clinton is by far the front-runner. No Democrat or Republican in at least a generation has had as commanding a lead as Clinton so early in the process.

Hillary Clinton Would Easily Beat Rubio and Bush in Florida as Even Hispanics Rally Behind Her

| June 19, 2013

In the latest Quinnipiac poll, Jeb Bush would beat Joe Biden in Florida, by a close margin. Marco Rubio would beat Biden by an even closer margin. But Hillary Clinton would beat both Rubio or Bush quite easily: 50 to 43 percent against Bush, 53 to 41 percent against Rubio, whose Hispanic heritage would not help him overcome the deficit.

Parent-Trigger Bill Fails on Tie Vote in Setback for Charters and Jeb Bush’s Foundation

| May 1, 2013

In a stunning vote Tuesday, the Senate rejected on a tie vote a controversial bill that would have given parents the ability to register their wishes with a district that’s choosing how to turn around failing schools.

Jeb Bush Backtracks on Undocumented Immigrants’ Path to Citizenship

| March 6, 2013

Bush was once considered the most moderate and visionary Republican on immigration. Now, his immigration reform ideas place him to the right of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who leads the immigration reform effort in the U.S. Senate.

Bill McBride, Centrist Democrat Who Challenged Jeb Bush in 2002, Is Dead at 67

| December 24, 2012

Bill McBride, a powerful lawyer who unsuccessfully tried to unseat then-Gov. Jeb Bush in 2002 and later watched his wife, Alex Sink, also run for governor, has died. He was 67.

For Opponents of Amendment 8, “Religious Freedom” Has Never Been Under Threat

| October 15, 2012

The so-called “religious freedom” proposal to amend the Florida constitution would create a government bureaucracy to channel tax dollars to religious organizations, its opponents say, jeopardizing the very religious freedoms it claims to be protecting.

“Just Stop Acting Stupid,” Jeb Bush Tells Republicans Over Immigration Extremism

| August 29, 2012

Worried about losing the Latino vote, Bush and other Republicans nevertheless brushed off questions about whether the still-extremist immigration plank of the Republican Party could prove to be too much of a hurdle for the presidential campaign of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Jeb Bush, the Elephant at the Republican National Convention, May Be Thinking 2016

| August 28, 2012

Jeb Bush, sought after for establishment Republican endorsements, appears ready to take his brand of policy-driven conservatism to a broader national audience, with the 2016 or 2020 presidentials in mind.

Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio as Romney’s Vice President: Florida GOP Hopes Fade

| July 21, 2012

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio were front-runners as Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential picks a few months ago. No longer. Bush doesn’t want it. Rubio is no longer a politically opportune choice as Florida’s Hispanics lean heavily toward Obama.

Jeb Bush’s Republican Identity Crisis and the Limits of Tolerance

| July 5, 2012

Even as Jeb Bush calls for a more tolerant Republican Party where ideas compete, his description of Obama’s reign in the White House as “One Ideology, One Party, and One Man” is more Orwellian than anything else, and misses the nature of Americans’ passionate beliefs, argues Steven Kurlander.

Verdict on Jeb Bush’s Education Guru: “Nonsensical, Confusing and Disingenuous.”

| June 4, 2012

Matthew Ladner got a 2011 Bunkum Award for the research he has published while working at Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education, a nonprofit whose mission is to encourage Florida-style education reform in other states.

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