Report: Jeb Bush urged Romney to pick Rubio for VP

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) wants Mitt Romney to pick Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as his vice presidential nominee, according to a report.

Bush wants Romney to pick Rubio and has urged the former Massachusetts governor to select the junior senator from Florida in a recent conversation, according to The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Rubio has long been rumored to be one of the most likely legislators Romney could pick as his running mate. Rubio is seen as someone who could help attract Hispanic voters to the Republican presidential ticket and invigorate Tea Party voters. A recent poll of Tea Partiers found that Rubio was their preferred candidate for vice president.

Rubio is also seen as a draw because of his position as a senator from a swing state.

Rubio has repeatedly said he would not be offered the No. 2 spot on the ticket. After an initial report that said Rubio was not being vetted, Romney said Rubio was being thoroughly vetted as a potential running mate.

Both Bush and Rubio have endorsed Romney for president.