Jeb Bush http://blog.wlrn.org en Could Jeb Bush's Views On Immigration Cost Him A Presidential Primary? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/could-jeb-bushs-views-immigration-cost-him-presidential-primary <p>Some conservatives say the recent primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) shows a Republican like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush cannot win a presidential primary because of his views on immigration. Bush and another Florida politician hoping for the presidency are taking very different approaches to the issue.</p><p>As the dust settles on Cantor's stunning primary loss, some analysts say he was ousted because he was seen as a Washington insider. Others say Virginia’s open primary allowed Democrats and independents to sabotage his race.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:05:07 +0000 Matt Laslo 34084 at http://blog.wlrn.org Could Jeb Bush's Views On Immigration Cost Him A Presidential Primary? Remembering FCAT, 1995-2014 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/remembering-fcat-1995-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat/" target="_blank">Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test</a> is dying, say Florida education officials. By this time next year, the </span>FCAT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be replaced with a new, Common Core-aligned assessment.</span></p><p>FCAT was born in 1995 in the humid June of a Tallahassee summer.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:56:56 +0000 Sammy Mack 30678 at http://blog.wlrn.org Remembering FCAT, 1995-2014 Live Chat: What You Should Know From This Week In South Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/live-chat-what-you-should-know-week-south-florida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup, here are some the events that caught our attention:</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 10542 at http://blog.wlrn.org Live Chat: What You Should Know From This Week In South Florida As National Proxy, Florida's A State To Watch http://blog.wlrn.org/post/national-proxy-floridas-state-watch <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida has always been a state to watch, if only as a guilty pleasure or perhaps in self-defense. But some major political stars are aligning and the pundits are beginning to agree, Florida will really be a State To Watch from now at least through the 2016 election.</span></p><p>The personalities-of-the moment are here. The game-changing demographics are here. And the Florida stage is set for epic -- and deeply symbolic -- political confrontations.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 9360 at http://blog.wlrn.org As National Proxy, Florida's A State To Watch Former Governor Candidate Bill McBride Dies http://blog.wlrn.org/post/former-governor-candidate-bill-mcbride-dies <p></p><p>Bill McBride, a lawyer and affable family man who succeeded almost everywhere but politics, died suddenly Saturday during a family Christmas gathering in Mount Airy, N. C.</p><p>McBride ran for governor against Republican Jeb Bush in 2002 and lost by 14 points.</p><p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 13:48:52 +0000 Rick Stone 6760 at http://blog.wlrn.org Former Governor Candidate Bill McBride Dies Experts Are Taking Another Look At Jeb Bush's Education Cred http://blog.wlrn.org/post/experts-are-taking-another-look-jeb-bushs-education-cred <p>Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been riding a wave of popularity in the last few years. Members of the Republican Party have been clamoring for him to seek higher office as he travels around the country taking on some of the more extreme positions recently taken by members of his party.</p><p>Among his credentials, which are currently prompting all the focus, is his popularity with the Latino community and his credentials as a successful education policy innovator.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:46:05 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5357 at http://blog.wlrn.org Experts Are Taking Another Look At Jeb Bush's Education Cred Republicans Seek Jeb Bush To Repair Breech With Hispanics In Florida And Elsewhere http://blog.wlrn.org/post/republicans-seek-jeb-bush-repair-breech-hispanics-florida-and-elsewhere Paging Jeb Bush.<p>Your party needs you.<p>In the aftermath of Tuesday's election losses, Republicans have been scrambling to formulate a fix for what went wrong.<p>A big part of that calculation involves repairing relations with Hispanics, the fast-growing electoral power base that rejected Republican Mitt Romney's "self deportation" immigration solution and voted for President Obama in numbers that exceeded 70 percent.<p>And they'll need help from influential Republicans like Bush. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:16:03 +0000 Liz Halloran 4476 at http://blog.wlrn.org 'Subtle, Subtle' Racism: Why Jeb Bush Moved To Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/subtle-subtle-racism-why-jeb-bush-moved-miami <p><a href="http://nymag.com/news/politics/elections-2012/jeb-bush-2012-10/"><em>New York Magazine </em></a>published a great profile of Florida's former governor and current Miamian Jeb Bush this week.</p><p>The profile tackled some pretty big topics about Bush, who has stayed mostly out of the limelight since he finished his term as Florida's governor in 2007. The article mentioned how Jeb's connections to the Hispanic community might make him the greatest hope for the future of the GOP and why he didn't run in 2012.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:15:56 +0000 Ashley Lopez 2927 at http://blog.wlrn.org 'Subtle, Subtle' Racism: Why Jeb Bush Moved To Miami Jeb Bush Endorses Florida Amendment 6 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/jeb-bush-endorses-florida-amendment-6 <p>Jeb Bush, our former governor who only occasionally steps into the political fray, has publicly endorsed a controversial proposed constitutional amendment on Florida's ballot.</p><p>He announced his full-throated support for Amendment Six. If passed, the amendment would prohibit public funding of abortions and removes a current state&nbsp;constitutional right to privacy.</p><p><a href="http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2012/10/jeb-endorses-abortion-amendment-6.html"><em>The Orlando Sentinel </em>reports</a>,</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 2755 at http://blog.wlrn.org Jeb Bush Endorses Florida Amendment 6