Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to speak in Indian Wells

POSTED: 05:26 AM PST Mar 07, 2013    UPDATED: 07:26 AM PST Mar 07, 2013 
RANCHO MIRAGE -

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak to a  sellout crowd in Indian Wells Thursday evening.

The talk is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa.
      The 60-year-old son of former President George H.W. Bush and younger  brother of former President George W. Bush served two terms as Florida governor  from 1999 to 2007 and appears to be mulling over a 2016 White House bid. The challenges he would face include being the possibility of being judged too moderate by Republican voters in the primaries, and, if he is nominated, the risk of voter ennui with the Bush name.
      He drew headlines for saying in his new book, "Immigration Wars," that  he opposes granting illegal immigrants U.S. citizenship. During the 2012  presidential election, he said illegal immigrants should be given a shot at  citizenship and legal residency.
      Bush canceled appearances on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., because of a  major snowstorm, but planned to travel from Florida to the Coachella Valley  for today's appearance, according to Desert Town Hall's interim executive  director, Becky Kurtz.