Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Jeb WON'T run!

So much for that incipient Crist v. Jeb feud. It's hard to imagine Jeb foiling Charlie from the private sector and vice versa.

Jeb Bush has decided not to run for the Senate in Florida, according to former state House Speaker Marco Rubio.

"He said it just wasn't the right timing," Rubio said, recounting a phone call he received this afternoon from the former Florida governor and presidential brother.

Bush, who left office in 2007, cited his desire to explore other professional opportunities outside of politics, Rubo said.

Rubio, a close Bush ally who was waiting on the former governor's decision, said he would now "seriously explore the opportunity."

Read Jeb's full statement.