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Jeb Bush: I’m Proud of Marco Rubio

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Officially, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hasn’t thrown his support behind either of the GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate. But in an interview with WGCU in Fort Myers, he expressed pride in candidate Marco Rubio’s campaign.

“Punditry is fun, but the actual decision will be made in August,” Bush said.

“I’m proud of what Marco has been able to accomplish in the campaign, but there’s a long, long way to go,” he said.

It’s no secret that Bush has clashed in the past with the other Senate candidate – Gov. Charlie Crist. Recent polls show Rubio pulling ahead of Crist among Republicans. (h/t to Valerie Alker.)

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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