Jeb Bush Is ‘Moving Forward’ on 2016, Son Says

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Jeb Bush is “moving forward” on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he’ll enter the Republican race, according to his son who’s running for office in Texas.

George P. Bush told ABC’s “This Week” that his father is “still assessing” a presidential bid, but it seems more likely he’ll seek the presidency this time. The former Florida governor declined to run for president in 2012 despite encouragement from Republicans.

FILE – This Oct. 14, 2014, file photo shows George P. Bush reacting as his dad, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, gives a fist pump during an interview in Abilene, Texas. (Image source: AP/LM Otero, File)

“If you had asked me a few years back I would’ve said it was less likely,” George P. Bush said during the interview, adding that family would be “100 percent” behind his father if he decides to run for president.

George P. Bush is running for Texas land commissioner.

Jeb Bush is the brother of former President George W. Bush and the son of former President George H.W. Bush.