2016 candidate Jeb Bush speaks fluent Spanish and his wife was born in Mexico. However, he himself is not Hispanic. In what appears to be an odd error, Bush marked his ethnicity as Hispanic on a voter registration form.
In a 2009 voter-registration application, obtained from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Mr. Bush marked Hispanic in the field labeled “race/ethnicity.”
A Bush spokeswoman could offer no explanation for the characterization. However, Mr. Bush took to Twitter late on Monday morning to call the situation a mistake.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) April 6, 2015
Some people are throwing a fit over the #HonoraryLatino, but Jeb Bush is a friend of Hispanics. The Hispanic media loves him.
[New York Times]