Republican Jeb Bush survives debate with steady performance

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Governor Jeb Bush speaks during the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in MilwaukeeBy Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A steadfast performance by Jeb Bush in Tuesday’s Republican debate has halted the sense of desperation around his U.S. presidential campaign and may buy him time to counter the rise of chief rival Marco Rubio. The fourth Republican debate in the search for a 2016 presidential nominee was characterized by a steady stream of attacks against front-runner Donald Trump and mistake-free performances by Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, two up-and-coming U.S. senators in the race.

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