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Jeb Bush's Parents Remain Split On His Potential 2016 Presidential Run

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There’s been a lot of speculation about potential 2016 presidential contenders. That includes former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the brother and son of two former U.S. Presidents. But, there may be at least one person in his family that doesn’t want him to carry on the family legacy.

Many in the Bush family want former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to run for President in 2016. But, his mother? Not so much.

“It’s not just for families or whatever. There are other people out there who are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes,” said Barbara Bush.

The Former First Lady made those remarks in an April “Today Show” interview.  And, just this past weekend, Jeb Bush confirmed on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that his mother’s views hasn’t changed.

“I think we’ve got a split ballot amongst the Bush senior family. I’m pretty sure that’s the case,” said Jeb Bush.

Bush is the son of former President George H.W. Bush, who served one term.  He’s also the younger brother of former President George W. Bush, who served two terms and is current President Barack Obama’s predecessor.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.