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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jeb Bush To ‘Actively Explore’ Run For President

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks at the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C., November 20, 2014. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks at the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C., November 20, 2014. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush is taking his most definitive step yet toward running for president.

The former Republican Florida governor on Tuesday told his followers on Facebook and Twitter he has decided “to actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States.”

He also announced plans to form a new political operation that will allow him to raise money for like-minded Republicans.

A Bush spokeswoman says he has still has not made a “final decision” on whether to run, but that he’ll announce that decision in 2015 after gauging support for his potential campaign.

This past weekend, Bush said he was writing an e-book about his time as governor and promised to release about 250,000 emails from his time in office.

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