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Jeb Bush to officially announce White House bid

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 01:18

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is expected to launch his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, hoping to make history as the third Bush in the White House. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Both his father and brother were president -- And now Jeb Bush is finally set to launch his own bid for the White House. Opinion polls already show the former Florida governor tied for the lead with others, in a packed field of Republican hopefuls. While family connections have helped Bush far outpace his rivals in fundraising, he faces several formidable challenges. Conservatives fear he may not be one of them -- Deeming him too moderate on issues like illegal immigration and education reform. Some are concerned that his nascent team of foreign policy advisors aligns too closely with that of his brother. But Bush's advisors say he's his own man -- and will make that case during his presidential campaign announcement in Miami Monday -- Just on the heels of a week-long trip to Europe to burnish his foreign policy credentials. If Bush were to clinch the Republican nomination, he would likely face off against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton -- Pitting against each other America's two most powerful political families.

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Jeb Bush to officially announce White House bid

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 01:18