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Jeb Bush publishes highl -sensitive emails: Report

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush waits to address the Detroit Economic Club about his "Reform Conservative Agenda" in Detroit, Michigan, February 4, 2015.
Rebecca Cook | Reuters
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush waits to address the Detroit Economic Club about his "Reform Conservative Agenda" in Detroit, Michigan, February 4, 2015.

Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush published thousands of emails sent to him during his tenure as Florida's governor—some of which contain unredacted personal information.

"In the spirit of transparency, I am posting the emails of my governorship here," Bush said on a note on his website. "Some are funny; some are serious; some I wrote in frustration."

The Verge broke the news Tuesday afternoon.

Users can search through the emails by clicking on the "Take me there" button on the bottom-left of the landing page. Upon clicking, users can select a specific time period, for example: 1999—2000. Once the time period is selected, the user can click on a specific date and read every email sent and received by Bush during his time as Florida's governor.

A Time reporter later said the governor is aware of the personal information and quoted him as saying "we're going to take it off."

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Site visitors can also download the emails in Microsoft Outlook format.

Some emails also contain sensitive information, including email and home addresses, phone numbers and even Social Security numbers of some Florida residents, the Verge reported on Tuesday.

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The Verge also reported that some emails contain sensitive information pertinent to government operations, including how a Florida Lottery employee was terminated.

"This is an exact replica of the public records on file with the Florida Department of State and are available at anyone's request under Chapter 119 sunshine laws," Kristy Campbell, a spokeswoman for Bush, said in a statement.

Read the full report on The Verge here.