Jeb Bush: 'I am not a candidate' for vice president

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The former Florida governor, who remains popular with Republican insiders and was considered a dark horse for the Republican presidential nomination had Mitt Romney not been able to avoid a brokered convention, said in April he would "consider" the vice presidential nod.

"Well I'd consider it, but I doubt I'll get a call, and I don't know if it's the right thing for me to do. I didn't run for president for a similar kind of reason, so I'm all in to try to help him get elected," Bush told Newsmax.

A poll released earlier this month by Suffolk University showed that while President Obama led Mitt Romney by a single point in the Sunshine State, adding Bush to the ticket would swing the state for the Romney, giving the Republicans a two point lead.

Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio: 'I didn't run for the Senate to run for president again' Sunday shows preview: Next steps after Trump upheaval O'Malley gives Trump a nickname: 'Chicken Donald' MORE (R-Fla.), who Bush himself has often cited as an ideal choice, also swung polls to favor Romney. The Republican nominee will likely need to win Florida to have a shot at taking the White House in November.


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