Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has actively pushed the Republican Party to court Latino voters, said Friday that if offered the vice presidency he might accept.
The brother of George W. Bush and son of George H.W. Bush, said he doesn’t think he’d be asked but would consider it if he did.
Bush, who is popular in Florida, told the conservative website Newsmax that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is “probably the best” choice to share the ticket with Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Bush said he hopes the freshman senator is offered the No. 2 slot and accepts it. Rubio has said repeatedly that he isn’t interested in leaving the Senate.
“Well I’d consider it, but I doubt I’ll get a call, and I don’t know if it’s the right thing for me to do,” he told Newsmax. “I didn’t run for president for a similar kind of reason, so I’m all in to try to help him get elected.”