As former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) kicked off his presidential campaign in Miami, Florida, his ties to Hispanics were prominently featured.
As a college student, Bush traveled to Mexico, where he met his wife, Columba. Fluent in Spanish and referring to himself as an “Honorary Latino,” Bush has emphasized his ability to reach out the Hispanic community as one of his strengths as a candidate. However, he has also drawn sharp criticism from conservatives unhappy with his moderate positions on immigration, especially comments like when he described those who cross the border illegally as doing so “out of love.”
Signs with Bush’s campaign logo — “Jeb! 2016″ — were seen in the crowd with the Spanish punctuation, “¡Jeb!”