FORMER FLORIDA GOV. JEB BUSH: On immigration: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: Bush, a longtime advocate of comprehensive immigration reform, said in a statement that the Senate vote was a “strong step for meaningful immigration reform and encouraging legal immigration for those that want to contribute to a better America.” He said the legislation “secures our borders and allows the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in our country the opportunity to earn a legal status.”On gay marriage: Bush has said gay marriage should be decided by individual states. In a speech in June, Bush told the Faith and Freedom Coalition that “families don’t look all the time like they used to, and that’s OK,” and said the nation needs to be supportive of non-traditional families.
WISCONSIN REP. PAUL RYAN:On immigration: Ryan has advocated for immigration reform and said in an interview with CBS News last week that the Senate’s approval of border security measures would help the cause in the House. He said in the interview that “legal immigration is good for America.”On gay marriage: Following the Supreme Court’s decision, Ryan said the institution of marriage is a “unique relationship between one man and one woman” and the “foundation for the family.” He said it was now up to states “to decide this issue through the democratic process.”