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Matthew T. Corrigan

Conservative Hurricane

How Jeb Bush Remade Florida

University Press of Florida 2014

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Matthew T. Corrigan is the author of Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida (University Press of Florida, 2014). Corrigan is chair and professor...

Matthew T. Corrigan is the author of Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida (University Press of Florida, 2014). Corrigan is chair and professor of political science at the University of North Florida.

With an election just 700 odd days away, it is not too early to start talking about the candidates. Corrigan takes up this challenge with his examination of the political and policy legacy of former-Florida Governor Jeb Bush. He describes Bush as a “culture warrior” who completely changed Florida politics. Bush ushered in a host of policy reforms, particularly on education, that are likely to animate a presidential campaign, if he chooses to run.