All About Jeb Bush – US Presidential Election 2016 Republican Candidate


Welcome to the Investors Trading Academy event
of the week. Each week our staff of educators tries to introduce you to a person of interest
in the financial world. This could be a person in government or banking or an important investors
or trader. Over the next coming months ITA will take
a look into each US Presidential candidate. In this video we are going to take a look
at Jeb Bush. Jeb Bush had a plan for the last six months he spent as an unannounced candidate
for president. He would raise tens of millions of dollars, distinguish himself from his brother’s
controversial presidency, start winning over conservatives and establish himself as the
Republican to beat for his party’s nomination. Other than raising the money, little has gone
as he had hoped. He has been torn between defending and distancing himself from George
W. Bush, been unable to assuage party activists uneasy with his immigration and education
views, and run into a wall of opposition on the right. And now, as he prepares to make
his candidacy official on Monday, Mr. Bush finds himself in a position he could not have
imagined: Part of a pack of candidates, and the target of questions about his own competence
and conservatism. Jeb Bush served as governor of Florida from
1999 to 2007. He also ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1994. He is the son of the 41st
president, George H.W. Bush, and brother of the 43rd president, George W. Bush. Bush grew
up in Houston, Texas. He graduated from the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts
and attended the University of Texas, where he earned a degree in Latin American affairs.
Following his father’s successful run for Vice President in 1980, he moved to Florida
and pursued a career in real estate development. In 1986, Bush was named Florida’s Secretary
of Commerce, a position he held until his resignation in 1988 to help his father’s successful
campaign for the Presidency. In 1994, Bush made his first run for office,
narrowly losing the election for governor by less than two percentage points to the
incumbent Lawton Chiles. Bush ran again in 1998 and beat Lieutenant Governor Buddy MacKay
with 55 percent of the vote. He ran for reelection in 2002 and won with 56 percent to become
Florida’s first two-term Republican governor. During his eight years as governor, Bush was
credited with initiating environmental improvements, such as conservation in the Everglades, supporting
caps for medical malpractice litigation, moving Medicaid recipients to private systems, and
instituting reforms to the state education system, including the issuance of vouchers
and promoting school choice. Frequently cited by the media as a possible
candidate for president in 2016, in mid-December 2014, Bush announced he would explore the
possibility of running for President, a campaign he is expected to formally launch on in the
next days.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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