Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush spoke to a group of dedicated Republicans at a fundraiser for his son's political action committee. The money was raised for MavPAC, a leadership training political action committee for young Republicans. Gov. Bush started with a joke about his newest addition to the family.
"My son Jeb who has done the most amazing thing, at least in my little world, which is to provide me with my dream come true which is Georgia Helena Walker Bush, named after her great grandfather. Her nickname, once I am allowed to baby sit Georgia, will be '41.' It's our little secret. Now you're in on our little secret."
On the upcoming election, he thinks Republicans need to control the debate.
"I would suggest to you that the first and most important thing this campaign needs to be about at every level is how do we create sustained economic growth?"
Jeb Bush gave an impassioned speech on immigration reform, saying he is sick of the way the debate over the issue is being handled in Washington.
"We should be openly encouraging legal immigration that changes, reforms the system quickly so that we can create high sustained growth."
He also touted Florida's education reform as reform that should be pushed by all Republicans, lamenting that only 33 percent of US high school graduates are considered college ready.
"All of us, whether we are in the private sector or in the government, need to recognize that it's not acceptable for only a third of our kids to be equipped to be able to pursue our dreams."
Gov. Bush only took one direct shot at President Obama, telling the crowd of local heavyweights his health care reform is applying mid 20th century methods to 21st century problems.