Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is telling an influential anti-tax group he is a conservative with a proven record for voters to examine, should he continue on his all-but-declared Republican candidacy for president.
Bush says he cut taxes each year during his two terms as governor, from 1999 to 2007, totaling $19 billion.
He spoke Thursday to more than 200 economic conservatives at the Club For Growth's annual winter meeting at a resort in South Florida.
He touted fully funding his state's pension program, reducing the state workforce by 13,000 and creating 1.3 million more jobs.
Bush says "it's easy to talk" about enacting a conservative agenda, but he hopes GOP voters "want someone who has the proven leadership skills to make it happen."
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