Politics

George W. Bush wanted brother Jeb to run in 2012

Former President George W. Bush wanted his brother Jeb to run for president in 2012, his wife Laura told an audience in Florida on Wednesday.

The Herald-Tribune reported that the former first lady said during a speech that her husband “and I wish he would” run for president one day.

“We wanted him to this time,” she said.

Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, has repeatedly said he will not run in 2012.

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