Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during danelle hunter
the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland
. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
eapcontent.ap.orgCLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is defending
his lofty goal of achieving 4 percent economic growth, a rate last reached more than a generation ago.
At Thursday's GOP debate, Bush said the threshold, which also includes 19 million new jobs by a second Bush term, is possible by simplifying the tax code, repealing Democratic President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and accelerating domestic energy production by reducing regulations on the oil and gas industry.