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Despite outreach from Pence, Jeb Bush remains opposed to Trump

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush on the debate stage

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Donald Trump and Jeb Bush on the debate stage



It will take a lot more than Mike Pence to change Jeb Bush’s feelings about Donald Trump.

Pence made a trip to Bush’s Biltmore office on July 27, the Wall Street Journal reports, part of an outreach effort by Trump’s running mate, who is well respected in GOP circles.

“The governor's position on Trump remains the same, and he will not be voting for him or Hillary Clinton in November,” spokeswoman Kristy Campbell tells the Tampa Bay Times.

Pence’s fence mending has included visits with John McCain and Ted Cruz, among others. Bush praised Trump’s selection, writing in July on Twitter: “Mike Pence is a good man. He will add value to the ticket.”

But Bush’s is certain not to budge from his opposition to Trump. Bush's son, George P. Bush, has endorsed Trump.

[Last modified: Saturday, August 13, 2016 5:04pm]


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