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Jeb Bush Says Hispanic ID on Voter Registration Card Was "Mistake"

"My mistake!" he said in a tweet.

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    Jeb Bush Says Hispanic ID on Voter Registration Card Was "Mistake"
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    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during the Iowa Agriculture Summit, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Monday that a 2009 voter registration form that identified him as Hispanic was a "mistake."

    "My mistake! Don’t think I’ve fooled anyone!" the former Florida governor tweeted in response to a post by one of his sons.

    The existence of the form was first reported Monday by the New York Times, which obtained information from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department.

    Bush, who was born in Texas and is the brother of the former President George W. Bush. He speaks fluent Spanish, according to the Times, and lived in Venezuela for two years in his 20s.

    His wife Columba is from Mexico and is also fluent in Spanish. Bush has drawn on his background and experience to build support among Latino voters.

    A spokeswoman for Bush could not explain the characterization to the Times.