Jeb Bush On 2016: 'Split Ballot' Between Parents On Presidential Run

Jun 16, 2013 | Updated Jun 17, 2013

WASHINGTON -- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that his parents are divided on whether he should run for president in 2016.

"I think we’ve got a split ballot amongst the Bush senior family," he said with a smile, in an interview that aired during ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

"Pretty sure that's the case," he added.

Bush was responding to a question about whether his father, former President George H.W. Bush, thought he should make a bid for the White House. Jeb's mother, Barbara Bush, said in April that she didn't think he should run because "the nation's probably had enough Bushes."

Jeb's brother, former president George W. Bush, said that same month that Jeb would be "a marvelous candidate" should he decide to run.

"He doesn't need my counsel because he knows what it is, which is 'run,'" he said. Besides, he added, it would be "a fantastic photo here" if Jeb ended up in a race against Hillary Clinton.

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