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Jeb Bush’s NH fans worry he doesn’t have enough passion

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The days are getting shorter for Jeb Bush to make his case in New Hampshire. In Bedford on Saturday morning in his only campaign appearance of the day, the former Florida Governor spoke to a packed auditorium at McKelvie Intermediate School, where he once again laid out his pitch on why he’s the most capable person in the field of candidates to run the nation for the next four years. Several people in the audience agreed that he is the…

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Today on Context Florida: Capital punishment, Columba Bush and blindly following ‘green’

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Today on Context Florida: A new voice has emerged in the debate about capital punishment, and, in one respect, Julie Delegal says it echoes a very old one. Marc Hyden is a former field director for the National Rifle Association — sealing forever his street cred as a deep-dyed conservative. His new gig is coordinating a group that rose from the ground up, in CPAC meetings around the country: Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. Columba Bush writes about the 27th anniversary…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.17.15 — The good, bad and ugly from Simi Valley

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Whatever you think about who “won” or “lost” last night’s debate extravaganza from the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, can even the most ardent political junkies agree that nearly 5 hours of presidential debates may be a bit too much to handle? My God, that show needed an editor. By the time the question about what female they would put on the $10 bill, the candidates look drained and hardly game for the question. And as far as criticism of…

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Laura Bush makes rare fundraising appearance in Orlando on Oct. 8 to support brother-in-law

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Laura Bush, one of the most popular members of the Bush family, will be hitting the fundraising trail for her brother-in-law next month. The former First Lady hosts a luncheon reception for the Jeb Bush campaign on Thursday, October 8. Bush’s event, which begins 12:30 p.m., is at the home of former Florida U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez and his wife Kitty, 140 Fawsett Road in Winter Park. It is one of a pair of fundraisers featuring Laura Bush next month in…

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Columba Bush puts drug addiction fight among top priorities

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The wife of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says the highly personal fight she waged against drug addiction as Florida’s first lady would remain one of her top priorities in the White House. Columba Bush, whose daughter has struggled with addiction, penned an op-ed published this past weekend in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, calling attention to the nationwide epidemic of addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers. She’s also met with drug prevention advocates and others in New Hampshire and Nevada…

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Jeb Bush sends out Happy Cinco de Mayo message en Español

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Don’t tell Laura Ingraham, Steve King, or some other Republican immigration hardliners, but Jeb Bush is commemorating Cinco de Mayo. Bush recorded a video message Tuesday to the entire U.S. Hispanic community, “and especially to our fellow Americans of Mexican origin,” as he says in the video. “Cinco de Mayo is an honorable date when Mexico, our neighbor, bravely defended itself against a foreign intervention,” he says. Although that event is confused in this country as somehow being Mexican Independence Day…

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Jeb Bush: Give 11 million immigrants chance to stay

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Wednesday that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to stay, wading yet again into his party’s contentious immigrant debate. In tone and substance, Bush stands out among the many Republicans lining up for the GOP’s next presidential primary, where conservatives who oppose an immigration overhaul often hold outsized influence. As he moves toward a presidential campaign, the brother and son of former presidents has not backed away from his…

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