George W. Bush wanted brother Jeb to run in 2012

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

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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