Jeb Bush Tells Reporter in Louisville "I'm Not Running For President"

Jeb Bush at a fundraiser in Louisville for Rand Paul

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) in Louisville to speak at the National Conference of State Legislatures, tells WHAS11 News he "is not running for President."

The Republican's name has been widely circulated in recent weeks as a potential contender in the 2012 race, which would perpetuate the Bush political dynasty.


His Louisville stop included some politics. Bush hosted a $100,000 fundraiser Monday afternoon for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul.

"He's a good man," Bush said, "He's going to be elected to the Senate and hopefully, God willing, be part of the Republican majority in the Senate to stop this incredible expansion of government in our lives."

When asked about his own plans to run for President, Bush dismissed such talk.

"My plans are to give as best a speech, muddle through my speech here about education reform and then go back to work. I'm not running for President."