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Jeb Bush Jr. on all the chatter of him running for Rep. seat now held by David Rivera

When Republicans began seriously discussing a David Rivera loss or indictment last week, the question was self-evident: Who should run for the seat?

The most-intriguing name: Jeb Bush Jr., son and namesake of the former popular governor. Here's his response to an email inquiring about the speculation:

Marc, I hope all is well and thank you for the note. We are hoping things with Congressman Rivera work out well in his tight race! If I've learned one thing in politics, its never a good idea to talk in hypotheticals, rather better to with facts. Let's see how things shake out when more of them are available. All the best, Jeb

That's not quite a yes or a no, obviously.

Still, it would be a surprise if he ran for this reason: The Bush model posits that you go out in the world, make your mark/fortune first and then run for office. JBJ right now heads up a conservative political committee aimed at Hispanics, SunPAC. And if he ever decided to run for a congressional seat in Miami, it's doubtful he'd face serious opposition.


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What makes Jeb Jr. Qualified to run for the seat? The Bush family is great but that does not and should not mean that you are entitled to what ever you want.

richard columbare

I have had it with this family dynasty thing.

G Schmidt

Well, lets see
David Rivera ...very probably corrupt?
Joe Garcia...a Democrat and possibly corrupt?
Jeb Bush Jr. Hispanic Bush, Real Estate dude, son of a popular governor and nephew of an unpopular president (he obviously have political contacts)

Kind of remind of a Clint Eastwood movie
The Bad, The Ugly and the Unknown.

Can't take anymore

Prince JEB! the 2nd has done nothing for the people of Florida other than shill for the fringe of the Republican Party and try to hornswoggle the Hispanic population of the Dade area into believing the Party really loves them in spite of all its anti-immigrant bloviation. Clearly, it qualifies him to be the Republican candidate for this House seat simply because he is the annointed son of King JEB! the 1st.


retards. all the pundits and political insiders thinking about 2014 ought to be figuring out how to help Rivera. way has Marco done? anything. all these GOP experts ought to be helping him or fixing him.. it's too late now. they shouldve work on this last year when it was evident he was in trouble and needed help. now they just abandon ship and start thinking about 2014. that's a political lifetime away. anything could happen. Rivera might win. nobody really likes Garcia. what then?

caputo, ask Marco whats his involvement. do you really believe all Marco knows "is what he reads in the paper"? such bs.

We have Democracy not a Monarchy

The idea that Jebby would not have any serious opposition is an embarassment to democracry. If he want to make his mark on this community and then run in 10 years, then this conversation can be had.

Just being a Bush does not entitle you to a congressional seat we do live in a monarchy and the Bushes are not the royal family.

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