Bush served as the governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the son of President George H.W. Bush and the younger brother of President George W. Bush. Bush is the first brother of a president to run for the office since Robert Kennedy in 1968.
Bush posted the following comments on his Facebook page on December 16, 2014: “I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States. In January, I also plan to establish a Leadership PAC that will help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation. The PAC’s purpose will be to support leaders, ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans. In the coming months, I hope to visit with many of you and have a conversation about restoring the promise of America.”
On April 19, 2013, former President George W. Bush said that he hoped his brother Jeb would consider running for president and would not “be afraid of entering the arena” because of the family name. Seventeen presidents, including George W. Bush, have also served as governors.
In recent candidate rankings, Crowdpac ranked Bush as a 5.1C (C being conservative) on a scale ranging from 10L to 10C, making him the ninth most conservative Republican presidential candidate. Bush received a grade of a “B+/87” from theLeadership Project for America PAC.