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Jeb Bush, in swing-state Ohio speech: ‘I’m my own person’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — GOP White House prospect Jeb Bush has kicked off a speech to business leaders in swing-state Ohio with a series of personal recollections, saying he’s his “own person.” The former Florida governor took his all-but-declared 2016 presidential bid to the battleground state Tuesday. He delivered an address to the Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s sold-out annual meeting and planned a fundraiser later in Cincinnati. Bush says he’s blessed to be the son and brother of presidents, but…

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Gov. Scott to host Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and GOP prez hopefuls at Orlando summit

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Gov. Rick Scott will host most of the prospective 2016 Republican presidential candidates, including fellow Floridians Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, at an Economic Growth Summit in June. Potential and announced candidates will meet in Orlando on Tuesday, June 2, for an opportunity to talk about the economy, jobs and their vision for economic growth for the country. Although Bush, a former Florida governor, has not officially entered the White House contest, it is widely assumed that by the time of…

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Neil Bush visits Florida, says brother Jeb has ‘a good shot’ at presidency

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Calling himself “the least political member” of his famous political family, Neil Bush is preparing to visit Florida saying his older brother Jeb is likely to run for president “to make the world a better place.” ‘I think he’s had an extraordinary track record leading the state of Florida,” said Bush, the chairman of the international nonprofit Points of Light. Bush will give the keynote address at HandsOn Jacksonville’s upcoming Celebrate! GOOD event later this month. He’s expected to stress the importance of volunteerism and service. Said Neil…

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Jeb Bush unveils video ahead of Hillary Clinton announcement

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As the political world awaited Hillary Clinton’s expected announcement of her candidacy for president on Sunday morning, Jeb Bush opted to fill in the void, releasing a video on his Right to Rise political action committee Facebook page. “In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to an exchange of ideas and substantive policy proposals,” Bush says in the 50-second shot. Watch it below:

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Jeb Bush hits New England annual ‘Politics & Eggs’ forum on April 17

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New Hampshire hosts all-but-announced presidential candidate Jeb Bush at the annual “Politics & Eggs” breakfast held by the New England Council. Bush will speak Friday, April 17, from 8-9:30 a.m. at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. Politics & Eggs is the premier forum for local leaders to hear from presidential hopefuls as they visit the Granite State to campaign for early support, taking advantage of its unique status as the nation’s first primary…

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Jeb Bush adds veteran Hispanic operative Emily Benavides to bolster outreach

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Jeb Bush hired veteran operative Emily Benavides to help bolster Hispanic outreach in his likely presidential campaign. Benavides joins Right to Rise PAC as communications adviser and spokesperson specializing in Hispanic media. This would then become a senior position in a potential campaign, reports Adrian Carrasquillo for BuzzFeed News. “I’m excited to join Governor Bush’s team,” Benavides told BuzzFeed in an email. “I look forward to communicating Governor Bush’s conservative ideas for greater economic growth and opportunity for all Americans.”…

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Jeb Bush pushes for stronger defense and foreign policy

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Former Gov. Jeb Bush called Tuesday for a stronger national defense and a consistent foreign policy but said the U.S. shouldn’t enter into another Cold War. Speaking at an energy town hall in Denver, Bush said the U.S. should be more active in its dealings with Russia and President Vladimir Putin’s invasion into Crimea. “I think by being engaged, Putin should look at the actions that he takes and say, ‘The risk is too high, that there is going to…

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