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Jeb is considering Senate run

A source close to former Gov. Jeb Bush has told the Herald that he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Mel Martinez. Bush told friends he will discuss it with his family over the holidays and then make a decision.

The former governor believes it could be a prime opportunity to fill what he sees as "a void in Washington" and he would use the opportunity to talk about what the Republican Party stands for and pursue issues important to him like education and immigration.

If Bush decides to run, however, the source said, it will not because he sees this as a step to the White House.