Jeb Bush announces presidential bid in Miami


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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has formally announced is intention to run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Bush declared his candidacy at a rally in Miami, reports.

Florida’s former governor Jeb Bush formally joined the 2016 presidential field on Monday in Miami.

The 62-year-old, who is the brother and the son of two former US presidents, is now one of 10 other Republican candidates vying to win the party’s nomination for the big post next year.

Bush announced the beginning of his campaign for US president in an address at Miami-Dade College. He was accompanied by his wife, Columba, his son, George and his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush. His choice of venue was also being seen as a signal that he aims to run an inclusive election campaign.

He suggested his voters should seek someone with executive experience to succeed President Barack Obama. He highlighted his work in Florida saying it was now “number one” in both job and small business creation.

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