Jeb Bush Eyes Florida Senate Seat

Former governor may run in 2010
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2008 2:13 AM CST
Jeb Bush Eyes Florida Senate Seat
Mel Martinez speaks at the Republican National Convention. He announced he will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2010.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – Jeb Bush may be about to pump new life into his family's political dynasty by running for the Florida Senate in 2010. The president's baby brother and former Florida governor is mulling a grab for the seat which will be vacated by Republican Mel Martinez, who has decided not to seek reelection, Politico reports. “I am considering it,” said Bush. Bush would have no difficulty wining his party's backing. (Read more Jeb Bush stories.)

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