Jeb Bush endorses Ted Cruz for Republican nomination

Former candidate Jeb Bush endorsed Ted Cruz for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday, saying the U.S. senator from Texas represents the party’s best chance of winning the White House. In a statement, the former Florida governor called Cruz a consistent, principled conservative who has demonstrated an ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests. “Washington is broken, and […]

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Jeb Bush says he would support Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton

Jeb Bush would support Donald Trump if the real estate billionaire were to win the Republican presidential nomination, “because anybody is better than Hillary Clinton”. The former Florida governor thinks that outcome unlikely, however, because the more voters hear of Trump, particularly on foreign policy, “the less likely he’s going to get the Republican nomination”. Another candidate, John Kasich, was […]

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Jeb Bush goes all in on national security

Jeb Bush on Wednesday laid out his plan to strengthen the military and defend the nation from the threat of terrorism, seizing on national security to turn around a struggling presidential campaign. The coordinated terrorist attacks across Paris last week, which left 129 dead and scores more wounded, has provided the former Florida governor with an opening to make the […]

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Bush on Paris attacks: ‘This is the war of our time’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said the attacks rocking Paris late Friday represented the “war” the U.S. and other countries must engage in against Islamic militants. “This is an organized effort to destroy western civilization, and we need to lead in this regard,” the Republican presidential candidate said on Hugh Hewitt’s radio program. Bush argued that the U.S. should fortify […]

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Jeb Bush struggles as Hillary Clinton shines in dynastic battle for the White House

Jeb Bush’s arrival at a waterside sandwich shop in Portsmouth on Thursday was supposed to mark the beginning of his family’s return to the White House. Puffy clouds dotted a brilliant blue sky, the trees burned red, yellow and orange, and water lapped softly in the background. Hoisted behind the platform where Bush would speak was a large sign that […]

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Jeb Bush, no longer the Republicans’ Mr. Inevitable

What happens when a candidate whose greatest strength is the sense of inevitability surrounding him becomes something short of inevitable? That’s the question that is facing former Florida governor Jeb Bush’s presidential candidacy amid only so-so polling numbers nationally and in early-voting states and that is behind a fundraising operation premised on “shock and awe” but is, to date, producing […]

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Is Bush’s stock undervalued or a true measure of a troubled candidacy?

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush’s political stock has fallen sharply over the past few months. The debate now taking place among Republicans is whether that stock is undervalued or a fair reading of the current shape of his campaign. The latest quarterly financial reports brought new questions for the candidate who began the campaign with assets none of his rivals […]

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