Jeb Bush opposes Florida medical marijuana ballot initiative
August 15th, 2014
09:02 AM ET
4 months ago

Jeb Bush opposes Florida medical marijuana ballot initiative

(CNN) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced his opposition Thursday to an overwhelmingly popular proposal that would legalize medical marijuana in his state.

The Republican said "allowing large-scale, marijuana operations to take root across Florida, under the guise of using it for medicinal purposes, runs counter" to the state's efforts to boost tourism and a business-friendly environment.

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Filed under: 2016 • Florida • Jeb Bush • Marijuana
Jeb Bush weighs in on immigration influx and urges House Republicans to push comprehensive reform
July 24th, 2014
12:51 AM ET
5 months ago

Jeb Bush weighs in on immigration influx and urges House Republicans to push comprehensive reform

Washington (CNN) – After several weeks in which the influx of tens of thousands of undocumented children illegally crossing the border into the United States has dominated the headlines, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wrote an op-ed about the issue, calling for a change in how the children are handled after they are arrested - and also urging his fellow Republicans not to use this as an "excuse" to abandon comprehensive immigration reform.

His Wall Street Journal opinion piece that published Wednesday evening is similar to the statement he released to CNN last week and is just the second time he's spoken on the issue that has caused national debate as unaccompanied children continue to cross the border at an increasing rate.

The potential 2016 presidential candidate wrote in the in the Wall Street Journal, "We now have a humanitarian crisis on our Southern border that demands strong leadership that respects the rule of law."

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Jeb Bush, Rubio lay low on border crisis
July 18th, 2014
06:05 PM ET
5 months ago

Jeb Bush, Rubio lay low on border crisis

(CNN) – Three Republicans with lofty aspirations nearly had their political careers derailed over risky positions on immigration.

But the crisis on the southern border involving an influx of nearly 60,000 migrant children this year from Central America may help Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rick Perry repair a broken trust on immigration with conservatives.

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Filed under: 2016 • Immigration • Jeb Bush • Marco Rubio
Poll: Republicans slightly behind Clinton in key 2016 states
July 17th, 2014
11:04 AM ET
5 months ago

Poll: Republicans slightly behind Clinton in key 2016 states

(CNN) – A new poll indicates Hillary Clinton is either tied with or holds a narrow advantage over potential Republican presidential contenders in Iowa and New Hampshire.

According to a new NBC News/Marist survey, Clinton is tied with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 45% in Iowa and barely edges out New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, 44%-43%.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush • Rand Paul
Poll: Graham close to magic number in primary showdown
June 4th, 2014
02:10 PM ET
7 months ago

Poll: Graham close to magic number in primary showdown

(CNN) - It's one of the biggest political questions in South Carolina right now: Will incumbent Lindsey Graham avoid a runoff in next Tuesday's Senate primary?

A survey released Wednesday indicates that the two-term Republican senator – who's facing off against six primary challengers – is just shy of the 50% he needs to win the contest outright. If Graham fails to top 50%, he would face off two weeks later against the second place finisher in the GOP primary.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Jeb Bush • South Carolina • South Carolina primary
For 2016, Rice says Jeb Bush would be 'fantastic'
May 15th, 2014
01:55 PM ET
7 months ago

For 2016, Rice says Jeb Bush would be 'fantastic'

(CNN) – Condoleezza Rice is hopeful that Jeb Bush runs for president in 2016 but said it's unlikely she'd be seen on a ballot with the potential candidate.

In an interview with Ozy Media, the former secretary of state also said more questions need to be answered about the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, though she argued the issue could be approached in a less partisan way.
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Filed under: 2016 • Condoleezza Rice • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush • Libya • Marco Rubio • Ted Cruz
Christie: It would be 'stressful' to run against Jeb
May 13th, 2014
08:26 PM ET
7 months ago

Christie: It would be 'stressful' to run against Jeb

Updated at 1:31 p.m. ET, 5/14/2014

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he takes fellow Republican Jeb Bush “at his word” that he hasn’t yet made a decision whether to seek the presidency, and says it would be hard to run against him because of their good relationship.

Appearing on his monthly “Ask the Governor” radio program on New Jersey 101.5 on Tuesday, Christie said that it would be stressful if he and the former Florida governor were in the race at the same time for the 2016 GOP nomination.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush to aid key early voting state governor
May 6th, 2014
04:26 PM ET
8 months ago

Jeb Bush to aid key early voting state governor

Washington (CNN) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will make allies in the key early presidential voting state of Iowa without even going there.

Bush will host a re-election fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad in Coral Gables, Florida on May 22, Branstad's campaign confirmed to CNN.
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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Jeb Bush • Terry Branstad
May 4th, 2014
10:58 AM ET
8 months ago

The 'Inside Politics' Forecast: Will the Tea Party be 'humiliated' in the primaries?

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

While much of political Washington was recovering from “prom night” – the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner – our ‘Inside Politics’ family was up early to get you ahead of the big political stories to come.

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Jeb Bush meets with influential evangelical leader
May 2nd, 2014
06:11 PM ET
8 months ago

Jeb Bush meets with influential evangelical leader

Washington (CNN) – As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush considers a possible presidential run, he met Friday with one of the nation’s most prominent evangelical leaders - Russell Moore, head of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the policy branch of the Southern Baptist Convention, CNN has learned.

No details were available.

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Filed under: 2016 • Jeb Bush
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