Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida endorsed Jeb Bush on Sunday to be presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's running mate.
Call it a mutual admiration society in the Sunshine State -- Bush, the former governor of Florida, said not too long ago that he hoped Rubio would serve as Romney's vice president.
"Well, I can't speak for Gov. Romney, and I can't speak for Sen. Rubio, but if I was on both sides of that conversation I would ask — and I would hope that Marco would accept," Bush said in an interview with Newsmax. "There's a lot of things in between that may not make that happen, but I am a great admirer of Mitt Romney's and I'm a huge fan of Marco Rubio's, and I think the combination would be extraordinary."
Rubio said Thursday he would turn down the job if Romney offered it to him, and has no desire to leave the Senate.
"Well that's very nice of Jeb. I hope he'll say yes if future President Romney asks him," Rubio in an interview set to air on CNN's State of the Union. "I think he'd be a fantastic vice president."
Bush, the brother of George W. Bush and son of George H.W. Bush, said he would "consider it" if asked, ABC News reported.
"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. I didn't run for president for a similar kind of reason, so I'm all in to try to help him get elected," Bush said, according to ABC News.
by RTT Staff Writer
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