2016 presidential campaign of , the Jeb Bush 43rd Governor of Florida, was formally launched on June 15, 2015, coming six months after announcing the formal exploration of a candidacy for the 2016  Republican nomination for the President of the United States on December 16, 2014, and the formation of the Right to Rise PAC. On February 20, 2016, Bush announced his intention to drop out of the presidential race following the South Carolina primary. Had Bush been elected, he would have been the first president from Florida and the first brother of a U.S. president (  George W. Bush) to win the presidency himself.
Background [ edit ]
Governor Jeb Bush (R) with his father and brother, Presidents George H. W. (L) and George W. Bush (C) in 2006
1994, Bush was the Republican nominee for Governor of Florida, losing narrowly to the incumbent Lawton Chiles. Four years later, in 1998, Bush ran again, defeating Lieutenant Governor Buddy MacKay (incumbent Governor Lawton Chiles would die in early December 1998, so although defeating McKay, Bush would succeed McKay who ascended upon Chiles' death). He was reelected in 2002 by a sizeable margin.
A second son of
George H. W. Bush and younger brother of George W. Bush, the 41st and 43rd Presidents of the United States, respectively, Jeb Bush would have been, had he been elected, the first brother of a President, and his father, George H. W. Bush, would have been the first President to have two sons hold the same office.
There had been speculation that Bush would make a run for President since the end of
the 2012 election. Speculation was fueled when he announced he would be "actively exploring" a run for President on December 16, 2014, and resigned from several corporate boards.  It was further speculated that Bush had put off formally announcing a candidacy in order to raise unlimited amounts of money for his Right to Rise  Super PAC, and prepare strategy; once formally a candidate, one cannot coordinate with PACs or Super PACs under campaign finance law. 
Exploration of a candidacy [ edit ]
Jeb Bush speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference in March 2015.
On December 16, 2014, Bush announced the formation of The Right to Rise PAC, a Super PAC intended to serve as an exploratory committee and fundraising mechanism for a potential candidacy. While not formally a candidate, he was the first potential contender to make any major moves toward the beginning of the 2016 election cycle. Widely seen as the 'establishment' candidate, Bush was expected to court and win donors who were central to the
2012 presidential election on the Republican side. While having repeatedly said he would not run again, 2012 nominee Governor Mitt Romney told donors in early January 2015 that he was seriously considering another run. With early polling showing significant buyer's remorse among many who voted for President Obama in 2012, and showing that he would defeat Hillary Clinton, Romney likely saw it necessary to see if he could tap into his donor base again, to which Bush was the likely successor. After several weeks' consideration, Romney chose against running again, after receiving criticism from many in his own party who wanted a fresher face, and having lost many staff who joined Bush's team before Romney reconsidered.  With Romney conclusively out of the race, Bush was seen as the likely front runner for the nomination.  
In February 2015, Bush preemptively released his official emails from his time as Governor of Florida, which came with some controversy as personal information, which was soon redacted, was included in the release.
By extending the 'exploration mode' of his 'potential candidacy' to a six-month period (his scheduled announcement one day short of six months after his exploratory phase), Bush has used his time to get acquainted with the press, court donors, and prepare strategy. In doing this, he gets around several
campaign finance laws which limit donations which persons may make to individual's campaigns, and which prohibit Super PACs from directly coordinating with candidates' campaigns. By May 2015, it was roughly estimated that Bush had raised in excess of $100 million for his Right to Rise PAC, which is expected to exceed his challengers in the Republican field. 
One of the largest issues expected to face Governor Bush was the unpopular image of his brother, President George W. Bush, as well as many who said they did not wish to see a third Bush in the presidency. Governor Bush came out saying "I'm my own man" with regard to his policies and vision, further saying "I love my mom and dad. I love my brother, and people are just going to have to get over that."
Governor Bush publicly stated that his brother was his "top foreign policy advisor", having learned from his brother's presidency about "protecting the homeland", and that his brother "kept us safe."   
Bush appeared as
Bob Schieffer's final interview guest on during his retirement episode. Face the Nation 
The Kelly File interview [ edit ]
In an interview with
Fox News' Megyn Kelly, which aired on on May 11, 2015, Bush was questioned on a wide variety of topics, including the The Kelly File 2003 invasion of Iraq. Asked by Kelly: 
Kelly: Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?
Bush: I would have, and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody, and so would have almost everybody that was confronted with the intelligence they got.
Kelly: You don't think it was a mistake?
Bush: In retrospect, the intelligence that everybody saw, that the world saw, not just the United States, was, um, faulty, and in retrospect, once we, once we, um, invaded, and took out Saddam Hussein, we didn't focus on security first, and the Iraqis in this incredibly insecure environment turned on the United States military because there was no security for themselves and their families. By the way, guess who thinks those mistakes took place as well? George W. Bush. Just for the news flash to the world if they're trying to find places between me and my brother, this might not be one of those...
Bush's answer to the question implying whether or not his brother, the President, made a mistake, generated controversy on both Republican and Democratic sides.
The following day, in a radio interview with Fox News'  Sean Hannity, Bush said "clearly there were mistakes as it related to faulty intelligence in the lead-up to the war and the lack of focus on security;" throughout the remainder of the week, Bush issued various answers on the topic. At a May 13 event in Nevada, Bush further said "...if we're going to get into hypotheticals I think it does a disservice for a lot of people that sacrificed a lot." By the week's end, May 15, Bush backed off his original statements, saying definitively, "knowing what we know now I would not have engaged — I would not have gone into Iraq." 
Campaign [ edit ]
In a branding decision, the Bush campaign unveiled a logo featuring his name with an exclamation mark that conspicuously left out the Bush surname.
 Although the logo was merely a variation of the campaign logo used since his first race for governor in 1994,  it received criticism and was the subject of internet satire due to its use of the exclamation point and "whimsical" font.  On a September 2015 episode of  , Bush defended his campaign logo, saying "I’ve been using ‘Jeb!’ since 1994 — it connotes excitement.” The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 
Announcement and preliminary campaign [ edit ]
Jeb Bush speaking at a town hall campaign event in Ankeny, Iowa.
On June 4, the same day as Governor
Rick Perry's formal campaign announcement, an anonymous Bush staffer leaked that Bush would formally announce his candidacy on June 15. Bush made a trip to Germany, Poland, and Estonia before returning to begin his campaign. On June 15, 2015, Bush formally announced his candidacy at  Miami Dade College's Kendall Campus, in Miami, Florida. 
Bush embarked on a tour following his June 15 announcement, with stops in
Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada. The Bush campaign cancelled events in  Charleston, South Carolina, in light of the June 17 mass shooting. 
On August 11, 2015, Bush gave a major foreign policy speech at the
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, outlining his positions on Middle Eastern issues. 
Tension with Donald Trump [ edit ]
The dynamic between Bush and opponent
Donald Trump was one of the more contentious relationships among the Republican contenders.  Bush's campaign spent millions of dollars on anti-Trump ads,    while in response Trump mocked Jeb Bush with the epithet that he was "low energy".    Trump told  CNN "the last thing we need is another Bush" in the White House after the much-criticized presidencies of his father and brother. Trump criticized Bush's elder brother and his role in the  Iraq War throughout the Republican debates, leading Bush to defend his brother in a move that Scott Greer of called "politically-hazardous" on Bush's part. The Daily Caller During an exchange between Bush and Trump in the ninth Republican primary debate, the audience repeatedly  booed Trump.    Trump scoffed that the audience was made up of "Jeb's special interests and  lobbyists".  
, the most telling aspect of the Bush–Trump duel may have been the fact that, "No candidate in the race was prepared for GOP voters' opposition to immigration, with the exception of Trump", and the anti-illegal immigration sentiment that Trump tapped into throughout the campaign, and with the The Washington Post Act of Love advertisement. 
Suspension of campaign [ edit ]
After a series of poor results in Iowa and New Hampshire, Bush spent his remaining money and campaign effort on the South Carolina primary. He placed fourth with under 8% of the vote. That night, Bush suspended his campaign, ending his presidential bid.
In an analysis of what went wrong,  POLITICO argues that:
"His slow, awkward stumble from August through October encapsulates everything that caused the operation viewed as "Jeb!, Inc." to fail. Bush was on the wrong side of the most galvanizing issues for Republican primary voters, he himself was a rusty and maladroit campaigner and his campaign was riven by internal disagreements and a crippling fear that left them paralyzed and unable to react to Trump."
Fundraising [ edit ]
On July 9, 2015, at a campaign fund-raising conference in the Bush family compound in
Kennebunkport, Maine, Bush announced that super PACs which support his candidacy, mainly Right to Rise, had received a total of $103 million during the previous six months. The campaign itself had received $11.4 million, $700,000 a day, during its first two weeks.  
Policy positions [ edit ]
Endorsements [ edit ]
Jeb Bush endorsements
U.S. Presidents and First Ladies (former)
U.S. Vice Presidents (former)
Executive branch officials (former)
Spencer Abraham, 10th Secretary of Energy (2001–2005), former Senator from Michigan (1995–2001) 
William P. Barr, 77th United States Attorney General (1991–1993) 
Joshua Bolten, White House Chief of Staff (2006–2009) 
Donald Evans, 34th Secretary of Commerce (2001–2005)   
Marianne Lamont Horinko, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2003) 
Dirk Kempthorne, 49th Secretary of the Interior (2006–2009), 30th Governor of Idaho (1999–2006), former Senator from Idaho (1993–1999) 
Bob Martinez, 2nd Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (1991–1993), 40th Governor of Florida (1987–1991) 
Michael Mukasey, 81st United States Attorney General (2007–2009) 
James Nicholson, 5th Secretary of Veterans Affairs (2005–2007) 
Henry Paulson, 74th Secretary of the Treasury (2006–2009) 
Susan Ralston, Special Assistant to President George W. Bush (2001–2006) 
Tom Ridge, 1st Secretary of Homeland Security (2003–2005), 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania (1995–2001), former U.S. Representative 
Pat Saiki, 17th Administrator of the Small Business Administration (1991–1993) 
John W. Snow, 73rd Secretary of the Treasury 
Michael Chertoff, 2nd United States Secretary of Homeland Security 
William H. Webster, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) & former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) 
Julie Myers, former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement 
U.S. Governors (former)
Lincoln Almond, 72nd Governor of Rhode Island (1995–2003) 
Jim Edgar, 38th Governor of Illinois (1991–1998) 
Luis Fortuño, 10th Governor of Puerto Rico (2009–2013)  
Judd Gregg, 76th Governor of New Hampshire (1989–1993) 
Mike Johanns, 38th Governor of Nebraska (1999–2005) 
Frank Keating, 25th Governor of Oklahoma (1995–2003)
John McKernan, 71st Governor of Maine (1987–1995) 
Bill Owens, 40th Governor of Colorado (1999–2007) 
Bob Riley, 52nd Governor of Alabama (2003–2011) 
Jane Swift, Acting Governor of Massachusetts (2001–2003) 
Fife Symington, 19th Governor of Arizona (1991–1997) 
Tommy Thompson, 42nd Governor of Wisconsin (1987–2001) 
William Weld, 68th Governor of Massachusetts (1991–1997) 
Sonny Perdue, 81st Governor of Georgia (2003–2011) 
U.S. Senators (current and former)
U.S. Representatives (current and former)
Mimi Walters, Representative from California 
Mike Rogers, Representative from Alabama 
Jeff Denham, Representative from California 
David Valadao, Representative from California 
Steve Buyer, former Representative from Indiana 
Greg Ganske, former Representative from Iowa 
Vin Weber, former Representative from Minnesota 
Ann Wagner, Representative from Missouri 
Mark Amodei, Representative from Nevada 
Adam Kinzinger, Representative from Illinois 
Chris Collins, Representative from New York 
Tom Reed, Representative from New York 
Tom Loeffler, former Representative from Texas  
Patrick McHenry, Representative from North Carolina 
Thomas F. Hartnett, former Representative from South Carolina 
Pete Sessions, Representative from Texas  
Kay Granger, Representative from Texas 
Joe Scarborough, former Representative from Florida; media pundit 
Gus Bilirakis, Representative from Florida 
Vern Buchanan, Representative from Florida 
Ander Crenshaw, Representative from Florida 
Carlos Curbelo, Representative from Florida 
Mario Díaz-Balart, Representative from Florida 
David Jolly, Representative from Florida 
John Mica, Representative from Florida 
Jeff Miller, Representative from Florida 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Representative from Florida 
Dennis A. Ross, Representative from Florida 
Daniel Webster, Representative from Florida 
Lincoln Díaz-Balart, former Representative from Florida 
Tom Feeney, former Representative from Florida 
Dave Weldon, former Representative from Florida 
David Trott, Representative from Michigan 
Mike Bishop, Representative from Michigan 
Gary Franks, former Representative from Connecticut 
Luke Messer, Representative from Indiana 
Eric Cantor, former House Majority Leader (from Virginia) 
Hal Daub, former Representative from Nebraska 
U.S. Ambassadors (former)
Chuck Larson, to Latvia (former), also former Iowa State Senator 
Jeanne L. Phillips, to the OECD (former), also on the board of the  George W. Bush Foundation 501(c)3 
Mary Kramer, to Barbados (former), also former Iowa State Senator 
Warren Tichenor, to the UN (former).  
Pamela Willeford, to Switzerland (former).  
Rick Graber, to the Czech Republic (former), also former chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin 
Hushang Ansary, from Iran (1967–1969), also former director of the National Iranian Oil Company 
Francis Rooney, to the Holy See 
Mary Ann Glendon, to the Holy See 
Mel Sembler, to Italy and to Australia and Nauru 
Ned Siegel, to the Bahamas 
Warren W. Tichenor, to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva 
Chase Untermeyer, to Qatar 
Nicholas F. Taubman, to Romania 
Republican National Committee members (former)
Kay Ivey, Lieutenant Governor of Alabama 
Walker Stapleton, Colorado State Treasurer 
Jeff Atwater, Chief Financial Officer of Florida 
Pam Bondi, Attorney General of Florida 
Adam Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. 
Sue M. Cobb, United States Ambassador to Jamaica (2001–05) and Secretary of State of Florida (2005–07) 
Casey Cagle, Lieutenant Governor of Georgia 
Sam Olens, Attorney General of Georgia 
Stan Wise, Georgia Public Service Commissioner 
John Mutz, former Lieutenant Governor of Indiana 
Kerry Healey, former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts 
Terri Lynn Land, former Secretary of State of Michigan 
Bill Schuette, Attorney General of Michigan 
Mike Cox, former Michigan Attorney General 
Mike Chaney, Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance 
Brian Krolicki, former Lieutenant Governor and State Treasurer of Nevada 
Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma 
George P. Bush, son of the candidate, Texas Land Commissioner  
John H. Hager, former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia 
Jerry Kilgore, former Attorney General of Virginia 
Richard Cullen, former Attorney General of Virginia 
Four Alabama State Senators:
J. T. Waggoner,  Jimmy Holley,  Steve Livingston,  Gerald Dial  Arizona State Senator:
Steve Pierce (former President of the Senate)  Arizona State Representative:
Bob Robson  Two Colorado State Representatives:
Frank McNulty (former Speaker),  Mark Waller (former)  Twenty-one Florida State Senators:
Anitere Flores,  Rudy Garcia (former),  Greg Evers,  Andy Gardiner (Senate President),  Garrett Richter (Senate President pro tempore),  Bill Galvano (Senate Majority Leader),  Denise Grimsley (Senate Deputy Majority Leader),  Thad Altman,  Aaron Bean,  Rob Bradley,  Lizbeth Benacquisto,  Jeff Brandes,  Nancy Detert,  Don Gaetz,  Dorothy Hukill,  Jack Latvala,  John Legg,  Joe Negron,  Wilton Simpson,  David H. Simmons,  Kelli Stargel  Fifty-five Florida State Representatives:
Steve Crisafulli (Speaker),  Dana Young (Majority Leader),  Jim Boyd (Majority Whip),  Richard Corcoran (Speaker Designate),  Janet H. Adkins,  Ben Albritton,  Frank Artiles,  Dennis K. Baxley,  Michael Bileca,  Jason Brodeur,  Doug Broxson,  Colleen Burton,  Fred Costello,  Travis Cummings,  José Félix Díaz,  Manny Díaz, Jr.,  Brad Drake,  Eric Eisnaugle,  Heather Fitzenhagen,  Erik Fresen,  Matt Gaetz,  J. W. Grant,  Bill Hager,  Gayle Harrell,  Clay Ingram,  Chris Latvala,  Larry Metz,  George Moraitis,  José R. Oliva (Speaker for 2018–2020),  Kathleen Peters,  Cary Pigman,  Holly Merrill Raschein,  Ken Roberson,  Ray Rodrigues,  David Santiago,  Jimmie Todd Smith,  Chris Sprowls,  Charlie Stone, Carlos Trujillo,  Jay Trumbull,  Ritch Workman,  Arnhilda Badia (former),  Juan-Carlos Planas (former),  Julio Robaina (former),  John E. Thrasher (former Speaker),  Allan Bense (former Speaker),  Larry Cretul (former Speaker),  Dean Cannon (former Speaker),  Will Weatherford (former Speaker),  Lois Benson (former),  Frank Attkisson (former),  Jim Kallinger (former),  Faye B. Culp (former),  Trey Traviesa (former)  Six Georgia State Senators:
Brandon Beach,  John Kennedy,  Jeff Mullis,  John Wilkinson,  Matt Dollar,  Joe Wilkinson  Georgia State Representative:
Ed Lindsey (former Majority Whip)  Hawaii State Representative:
Barbara Marumoto (former)  Five Illinois State Senators:
Bill Brady,  Karen McConnaughay,  Chris Nybo,  Sue Rezin,  Kirk Dillard (former)  Five Illinois State Representatives:
Raymond Poe,  Adam Brown,  Tom Cross (former),  Renée Kosel (former),  Skip Saviano (former)  Indiana State Senator:
James W. Merritt  Indiana State Representative:
Robert Behning  Seven Iowa State Senators:
Charles Schneider.,  Doug Shull (former),  Merlin Hulse (former),  John Putney (former),  Jeff Lamberti (former) (see also Mary Kramer and Chuck Larson, Jr.)  Twelve Iowa State Representatives:
Ron Jorgensen,  Zach Nunn,  Ken Rizer,  Linda Miller,  Robert Bacon,  Renee Schulte (former).,  Terry Baxter,  Janet Metcalf (former),  Walt Tomenga (former),  Willard Jenkins (former),  Pat Shey (former),  Gary Blodgett (former)  Louisiana State Senator:
Conrad Appel  Louisiana State Representative:
Nancy Landry  Nine Michigan State Representatives:
Kathy Crawford,  Andrea LaFontaine,  Mike McCready,  Amanda Price,  Ken Yonker,  Laura Cox,  David Maturen,  Gail Haines (former),  Mark Ouimet (former)  Two Michigan State Senators:
Goeff Hansen, Philip Hoffman (former)   Two Mississippi State Senators:
Merle Flowers (former),  Charlie Ross (former)  Nebraska State Senator:
Beau McCoy  Five Members of the Nevada Assembly:
Paul Anderson (Majority Leader),  John Hambrick (Speaker),  Melissa Woodbury,  David M. Gardner,  Philip "P.K." O'Neill  One New Hampshire Governor's Councilor: Bill Cahill (former)
 Five New Hampshire State Senators:
Russell Prescott, Bruce Keough (former),  Rhona Charbonneau (former),   Bob Odell (former),  Chuck Morse (Senate President)  Nine New Hampshire State Representatives:
William Gannon,  Carlos Gonzalez,  Barry Palmer,  Robert Rowe,  John J. Byrnes (former),  Russell C. Day (former),  Kevin Waterhouse (former),  Lynne Ober,  Russell T. Ober III  New Jersey State Senator:
Joseph Kyrillos Jr  Two North Carolina State Senators:
Tom Apodaca,  Brent Jackson  North Carolina State Representative:
Charles Jeter  Three South Carolina State Representatives:
Samuel Rivers, Jr.,  Bruce W. Bannister (Majority Leader),  Ralph Norman  Two South Carolina State Senators:
Paul Thurmond,  Katrina Shealy  Tennessee State Representative:
Mark White  Five Texas State Senators:
Florence Shapiro (former),  John Carona (former),  Bob Deuell (former),  Kevin Eltife,  David Sibley (former)  Four Texas State Representatives:
Joe Straus ( Speaker),  Dan Branch (former),  Dee Margo (former)  Ed Emmett (former)  Three Virginia State Senators:
Ken Stolle (former),  Ben Chafin,  John Watkins  Five Virginia State Delegates:
Will Morefield,  Bobby Orrock,  David Yancey,  Terry Kilgore,  Jeff Campbell 
Mayors and other municipal leaders
Craig McCaw (cellphone pioneer).  Florida:
Charles E. Cobb (chief executive officer and senior managing director of Cobb Partners, Ltd.)  Illinois:
Byron Trott (banker).  Mississippi: Dave Dennis
 New York:
Woody Johnson (owner of the New York Jets),  Henry Kravis financier  Rhode Island:
Glenn Creamer  Texas:
Gerald J. Ford (former CEO of Golden State Bancorp,  no relation  to  President Ford), T. Boone Pickens (chairman of his investment firm BP Capital Management),    Fayez Sarofim (investment manager, second largest shareholder of Kinder Morgan, part owner of the Houston Texans),   John Nau (beer distributor),   Trevor Rees-Jones (oil industry),  David Weekley (construction industry),   Ross Perot, Jr. (Dallas developer) 
Celebrities, commentators, and activists
See also [ edit ]
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