After much speculation, former Florida governor Jeb Bush has officially announced Monday his candidacy for the 2016 US presidential race, Reuters reported.
Speaking at Miami-Dade College, Bush, 62, vowed to take on Washington and and "get events in our world moving our way again."
The school was chosen specifically for its multicultural population as Bush attempts to prove his commitment to expanding the appeal of the predominantly white Republican Party.
The son of former president George H.W. Bush and brother to former president George W. Bush, Jeb Bush is looking to create a name for himself, while simultaneously breaking out of a crowded field for the Republican nomination.
“I will take nothing and no one for granted. I will run with heart. I will run to win," he stressed.
“We will take Washington – the static capital of this dynamic country – out of the business of causing problems. We will get back on the side of free enterprise and free people. "I know we can fix this. Because I’ve done it.”
Bush, who is fluent in Spanish, Reuters reports, is hopeful this skill will help attract more Hispanics to the Republican party.
“I will campaign as I would serve, going everywhere, speaking to everyone, keeping my word, facing the issues without flinching, and staying true to what I believe," he said.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Bush filed the paperwork for his run with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.