Jeb Bush (Republican)
Born: February 11, 1953 (age 62)
Alma Mater: University of Texas
Spouse: Columba Bush
Children: George, Noelle, John
– Governor of Florida
Education: Supporter of Common Core.
“Higher standards, along with real accountability and school choice and ending social promotion and teacher effectiveness plans and rewarding teachers for continuous improvement [in] student learning – all that together yields rising student achievement.”
Guns: Believes in expansion of gun owner rights and signed “stand your ground” legislation in 2005 as governor of Florida
Immigration: Wants to create a legal status instead of a path to citizenship, for undocumented residents. Limit family-related legal immigration
“There’s practical things that we can do to reduce the flow of illegal immigrants, which clearly is important to do.”
Campaign Issues: Bush heavily focused on stopping illegal immigration while respecting rights of legal immigrants. He is also a firm supporter of common core and believes it raises the standards of our educational system.
Foreign Policy: Opposes nuclear deal with Iran.
Believes in considering stationing troops near Russia.
Fact Check: Was previously caught being inaccurate about the increase in inflation during his brother’s presidency.