Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is a major player in the 2012 endorsement game. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may not be running for president in 2012, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be a factor in determining the identity of the nominee. Bush is not only part of the first family of Republican politics; he is also a widely respected voice on policy and also spent eight years as the popular governor of Florida — a state that is likely to play a central role in not only the GOP primary fight but also the 2012 general election. “Jeb Bush is the most important Republican not running for president,” said former Florida Sen. George LeMeiux. “He is our party’s thought leader on issues like education and broadening the party to Hispanics. Continue reading The Fix’s story here.
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