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Jeb's U.S. Senate deliberations



Jeb Bush gave Politico a more direct response on a prospective U.S. Senate bid than he gave the Florida press: "I am considering it."

We're hearing that he still is more likely not to run than jump in, but that he is indeed taking a look and talking it over with his family, friends and advisers. Donors are excited and naturally so is the press corps.

First Read: "If Jeb jumps in, it would be very similar to Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate bid, and would propel the Florida Senate contest to the premiere race of 2010. A Bush hasn't served in the Senate since Prescott's tenure in Connecticut. Jeb's father failed to win bids for Texas Senate."

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 4:49pm]


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