Former Florida governor Jeb Bush on Tuesday went up with a Spanish-language video wishing Mexican-Americans a happy Cinco de Mayo, highlighting his personal ties to the country.
Bush -- whose bid for the White House is all-but-certain -- has made repeated overtures to Hispanics, frequently talking about his family’s own “bicultural and bilingual” influences. He has also stood firmly behind an immigration reform plan that would include a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, an unpopular position within his party that could hurt him in the Republican primary.
During a visit to Puerto Rico last week, Bush told reporters that he relates to the "immigrant experience."
“Trust me, I know the power of the immigrant experience because I live it each and every day. I know the immigrant experience because I married a beautiful girl from Mexico. My children are bicultural and bilingual,” Bush said last week.