Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., might want to note how his father did in his bids for the Republican presidential nomination in 1980 and 1992 and contrast that with his brother’s 2000 campaign as he ponders whether to run in 2016.
In 1968, Richard Nixon changed the Electoral College map by appealing to the “Silent Majority” of American voters: law-abiding, white, working class voters in the Great Lakes and the South who had backed Democrats for decades.
After being selected by Florida State University’s (FSU) board of trustees to be its next president, Florida Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, resigned as Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign chairman on Wednesday.