My bad! Bush admits "mistake" in marking self as Hispanic on voter registration foReuters


Jeb Bush, a frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, issued a major mea culpa Monday for marking himself as "Hispanic" on a 2009 voter registration form.

On a document filed with the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, The New York Times said that a circle marked "Hispanic" is checked. The next circle -- "White, not Hispanic" -- was what is accurate.

"My mistake! Don't think I've fooled anyone!" Bush tweeted, with the hashtag, #HonoraryLatino."


And everybody on Team Bush just finds it the darndest thing.

"The governor's family certainly got a good laugh out of it," spokeswoman Kristy Campbell said. "He is not Hispanic."


Bush is the brother of former President George W. Bush and son of President George H.W. Bush.

Jeb Bush speaks fluent Spanish and his wife, Columba, is Mexican-born.

A recent Fox poll showed him and Hillary Clinton in a dead heat in a head-to-head matchup. Clinton, a former secretary of state in President Barack Obama's first term, has drawn fire recently for deleting State Department-related emails from her private server.

Bush, a former Florida governor, and Scott Walker, the two-term governor of Wisconsin are leading the crowded GOP field for their party's nod.

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