By , David M. Drucker
Published December 20, 2015
Jeb Bush's connection to the Hispanic community is hardly a secret.
The former Florida governor is married to a Mexican-American and hails from heavily Cuban Miami. The Republican speaks fluent Spanish and has shown throughout his political career a sensitivity to the concerns of Hispanic voters. But in his first interview with a Spanish language television network since announcing for president last month, Bush revealed during an interview conducted entirely in Spanish the extent to which his personal life has been influence by Hispanic culture.
Following is a portion of the transcript from Bush's interview with host Jose Diaz-Balart, translated into English:
Díaz-Balart: Governor, I want to start with your personal life, you have been married for over 40 years with Columba Bush, born in Guanajuato, Leon. How Hispanic is your family?