Jeb says, 'my wife Columba was born in Mexico'...
Former Gov. Jeb Bush marked Cinco de Mayo with a new Spanish-language video from his super-PAC that emphasizes his ties to the Hispanic community.
"Here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has become a date when we recognize and celebrate our relationship and our ties to Mexico and the great contributions of the Mexican-American community to our country," he says in the video.
"For me, this relationship is very profound." Bush goes on to note that his wife, Columba, is from Mexico, and his family has "strong ties with Mexico." He said he has "great respect and affection" for Mexicans.
He met Columba while on an exchange program in León, Mexico. The video comes as Bush weighs a bid for president. He's used his Spanish fluency to reach out to Hispanics, most recently at a conference of Evangelical Latinos, where he switched between English and Spanish, according to the Latin Post.
New poll has Jeb leading Republican field---
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads the GOP presidential field according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll.
The results according to the poll:
- Jeb Bush 23 percent
- Marco Rubio 18 percent
- Scott Walker 14 percent
- Ted Cruz 11 percent
- Rand Paul 11 percent
- Ben Carson 7 percent
- Mike Huckabee 5 percent
- Chris Christie 5 percent
- Rick Perry 2 percent
- Carly Fiorina 1 percent