In a speaking engagement at a Catholic school benefit in New York Wednesday morning, Jeb Bush claimed he is â€śthinking about running for president.â€ťÂ
The statement, made in response to a question about the former Florida governorâ€™s â€śimmediate plans,â€ť marks the first indication that a third Bush is considering a run forÂ head of state.Â
According to Fox News, the benefit attendees followed Bushâ€™s declaration with applause and a standing ovation. The benefit was held to raise funds for the Archdiocese of New Yorkâ€™s Catholic schools and was closed to the press, as Talking Points Memo notes.Â
The 2016 election is still relatively far off, but Bushâ€™s statement means that a ballot featuring another Clinton and another Bush is a serious possibility. This may directly contradict Barbara Bush's statement that "we've had enough Bushes" in the white house.
Other potential GOP candidates such as Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have been comparatively quiet regarding their respective entries to the race, although all are suspected to eventually announce the decision to run.Â