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

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, Heck help out at car crash scene Florida paper endorses Clinton, writes separate piece on why not Trump GOP lawmakers slam secret agreement to help lift Iran bank sanctions 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.