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New email has Barbara Bush changing mind on son’s White House ambition

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Barbara Bush is asserting the right to change her mind.

Fox News reports on a new fundraising email where the former first lady is pitching for her son, former Gov. Jeb Bush, as he moves closer to a 2016 White House run.

With the subject line “I changed my mind!” the Bush matriarch officially launches the “Run Jeb Run” fund in an announcement on Wednesday to supporters of Jeb’s Right to Rise super PAC.

Jeb is “our best chance of taking back the White House in 2016,” the email said.

In 2013, Barbara Bush made waves when she told reporters, “there are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes.”

Now, she is backing away from those earlier comments, declaring she “changed her mind” during a Skype appearance at a recent Florida literacy event.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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