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Former US president George W. Bush hopes younger brother Jeb Bush runs for president

Published on May 2, 2014 8:47 AM
 
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush waving to the audience on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. If it were up to former United States President George W. Bush, a third member of the Republican family dynasty, his younger brother Jeb, would run for the White House. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP  

WASHINGTON (AFP) - If it were up to former United States President George W. Bush, a third member of the Republican family dynasty - his younger brother Jeb - would run for the White House.

Mr Jeb Bush, the former two-term governor of Florida, has acknowledged he has not ruled out the idea of a 2016 presidential candidacy.

"I hope Jeb runs," his older brother told CNN on Thursday. "I think he would be a great president. "I have no clue what's on his mind and we will talk when he's ready. I noticed he's moving around the country quite a bit."

Indeed, 61-year-old Mr Jeb Bush has rolled up to several political, educational and civic events across the nation in recent weeks, taking the pulse of various groups as he mulls his political future.

 
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