A new Clinton-Bush rivalry in US history? Jeb Bush announces bid for 2016 Republican presidential run

Published 15.06.2015 21:18
Updated 15.06.2015 21:30
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Jeb Bush announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential run on Monday.

The former Florida Governor filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Bush, 62, the son and brother of former U.S. presidents, was scheduled to make a formal announcement later in the day in Miami. He is one of the ten Republicans who have announced their intention to run.

"We will take command of our future once again in this country, I will take nothing and no one for granted. I will run with heart. I will run to win," he said in excerpts of his speech.

As the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had also announced her candidacy in April, a new Clinton-Bush rivalry is expected in the 2016 presidential run.

"Bush-Clinton era" in the United States' federal and presidential political history covers the Presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama (first term only). The Bush-Clinton era began in 1979 when Bill Clinton became Governor of Arkansas. It continued with George H. W. Bush's election as Vice President of the United States in 1980, and with his election as President in 1988 and his candidacy for re-election in 1992.

The Bush–Clinton era further expanded with Bill Clinton's and George W. Bush's two terms each from 1993 to 2009. The term is frequently used to discuss the interconnected dynastic success of these two families over the course of over thirty years.

From 1981 to 2009, a Bush or Clinton was President or Vice President of the United States. This period also encompasses the non-federal elections of Bill Clinton as governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and again from 1983 to 1992, Jeb Bush as governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007 and George W. Bush as governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The era ended in 2013 when Hillary Clinton stepped down from being US Secretary of State.

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