Category Jeb Bush

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Jeb Bush’s phony declaration of independence

“I love my father and my brother. I admire their service to the nation and the difficult decisions they had to make. “But I am my own man.” Jeb Bush made this declaration yesterday in a major speech in Chicago. Bush’s speech was curious. He claimed he is his own man then spent the rest […]

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Poll: Which direction will the GOP go with a nominee for 2016?

With Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush both potentially running, which way will things go?

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Monday Musings: Tourist numbers, Bush & Rubio rated by Politico, Cuba policy, Democrats statewide plans

Katy Burnett is working hard on putting together a fantastic event this upcoming weekend in Gainesville and will have her musings later in the day so check back then! For now, here are Kartik Krishnaiyer’s weekly musings. 97 million tourists visited Florida in 2014. While this number falls short of Governor Scott’s lofty goal to […]

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Guest Column: Romney’s Exit Suggests a Battle Between Bush and Rubio

By Hannah Williams Florida’s Republican voters might have a tough time selecting their choice for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee. With whom many considered the front-runner for reelection as the GOP nomination, Mitt Romney, stepping aside “to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” two potential candidates with close Florida […]

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Monday Musings: Jeb Bush and historical luck, Adam Putnam and springs protection, Marco Rubio’s game, Kathy Castor for Senate?

Any politician must get unusually lucky to become President of the United States. Jeb Bush has been nothing but lucky in his political career. Last week’s announcement by Governor Mitt Romney that he will not seek the Republican nomination for President is seen by most pundits to directly favor Governor Bush. This is the same […]

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Is Jeb Bush the “adult” that improves Florida’s national reputation?

Florida politically has had another complicated week. Attorney General Pam Bondi was sworn in for a second term after conducting a campaign in the courts against marriage equality that would have made the late Jerry Falwell proud. Senator Marco Rubio has continued to give bizarre and contradictory interviews to whomever will listen and write about […]

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Thursday Bookshelf – The Bush Dynasty

With Jeb Bush “exploring” a bid for the Presidency in 2016 now is the perfect time to discuss a timeless classic. Kevin Phillips, who was dubbed in 1995 by one of my Political Science Professors at the University of Florida as “the smartest Republican around,”  is widely viewed as the chief architect of the 1968 […]

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