Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has won a big endorsement for a potential 2016 presidential run: his wife.
Bush told the Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that his wife Columba, who is widely known to be wary of the political spotlight, is “supportive” of him if he decides to mount a campaign.
“My wife is supportive, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t understand the challenges that this brings,” Bush said. “This is ultimately my decision with as much consideration as I can to take into account the people that I really love.”
Bush added that his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, has come around to having a third Bush in the White House. Last year she said that “we’ve had enough Bushes” as president, even though she thinks Jeb Bush is “by far the best qualified man” for the job.
“As it relates to my mom, my mom’s been around the track,” Jeb Bush said. “She just believes that it’s something that she doesn’t want my family to go through, although she’s changed her mind on that. So I’m marking her down to ‘neutral, trending in a different direction’ than she was.”