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Rubio won't base 2016 decision on Jeb



Sen. Marco Rubio in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper says what Rubio's team has been spreading: He won't base his presidential decision on Jeb Bush.

"In my mind when people decide to run for an office of that magnitude they do so under their own criteria, not what someone else is going to do," Rubio said. "And I'd imagine Jeb would tell you the same thing. His decision, and the decision of many other people who are being speculated about, is not going to be about whether someone else is going to run or not."

Noting he has "tremendous admiration for Jeb Bush," Rubio told CNN: "I don't think if I decide to run it would be a reflection on him, or if he were to run it would be a reflection on me."

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 10:02am]


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