Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is all ready to win the state. His eyes are on the white house, where his father and brother held office. The first step to get their will be win over the state where he has governed for years.
Bush has governed the state from 1999 to 2007.
Florida is the state which has determined elections, notably the 2000 elections where his brother won the presidency with just a handful of votes from this state. It would be massive embarrassment for him if he loses to the state after governing it for so long.
President Barack Obama garnered the support from the state in both of his victorious elections and this state holding so much significance Bush is going to turn all his resources towards the state.
There are probably two threats to Mr. Bush’s presidency, one is the risk that the state could turn to a democratic candidate and the other being the Florida-based Republican senator Marco Rubio who is going to file his nomination.
If he can’t win it, then it would be very difficult for him to win the presidential elections, being the early frontrunner for the republican nomination.
He has maintained his relationship and kept his friends very close ever after he left office in 2007 and this could really help him out in 2016 presidential elections.
According to a report from times, Bush has $50 million to spend for the elections and campaign offering free goodies to the campaign donors.
They are other competitors other than Rubio like Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee who can give him a tough competition.
Bush is a native of Texas but he adopted Florida as his home in 1980’s. So it would be really embarrassing for him if he loses to this state after building and maintaining relationships for so long.