1. Florida Politics

False alarm! Jeb Bush still not interested in VP job

Published May 30, 2012

The Italian news outlet Linkiesta this week touted "una intervista esclusiva" (an exclusive interview) with Jeb Bush, quoting the former Florida governor saying, "I would consider the proposal with great interest," if Mitt Romney asked him to be his running mate.

False alarm. After the Tampa Bay Times noted that report in Italy, Bush spokeswoman Jaryn Emhof emailed to say the governor never spoke to that online outlet. Instead, she said, Linkiesta apparently recycled information from prior Bush interviews.

"Nothing has changed, Gov. Bush will not be candidate for VP," Emhof said.