Jeb Bush Registered to Vote as 'Hispanic'

Bush spokeswoman can't really explain why that happened
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2015 8:09 AM CDT
Jeb Bush Registered to Vote as 'Hispanic'
In this March 19, 2015, file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to lawmakers on the Georgia House floor in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Jeb Bush seems to have erred in filling out his 2009 voter-registration application in Miami-Dade County—specifically in the "Race/Ethnicity" field, which he checked "Hispanic," the New York Times reports. The Times notes Bush's deep ties to the Hispanic community—including his Mexican wife, his fluent Spanish, and a two-year stint living in Venezuela—before pointing out his likely "confusion over heritage." The mystery remains: Per the Times, "a Bush spokeswoman could offer no explanation for the characterization." (Bush's wife, Columba, reportedly lives a low-key but lavish lifestyle.)

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