Politics

Jeb Bush Jr. Approached to Run for Ros-Lehtinen’s Seat

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera is also being recruited

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush introduces his Jeb Bush Jr. during a 2015 presidential campaign rally. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images file photo)

Florida Republicans are reaching out to Jeb Bush Jr., son of former Gov. Jeb Bush, to run for the seat of retiring Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

The National Republican Congressional Committee approached Bush Jr., as well as Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, the Miami Herald reported.

Lopez-Cantera declined to comment and Bush did not immediately respond to requests from the newspaper.

Florida’s 27th Congressional District is rated Leans Democratic by Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales.

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