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Jeb Bush promises 2016 decision in ‘next few months’

Bloomberg News

Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said Wednesday he will make a formal decision about seeking the Republican presidential nomination in the “next few months” but that he isn't sure exactly when.

Bush was speaking to Republicans during a swing through the key primary state, following trips to Iowa and New Hampshire.

On Tuesday in the Palmetto State, Bush focused his comments on bridging partisan divides. “It's the president's responsibility to reweave the web of civility,” he said. “And this guy does not believe it's his priority or his mission to do that.”

Among the boosters of his White House exploration: His mother, Barbara Bush, a former first lady who was once hesitant about another son seeking the post. In a fundraising email to Jeb Bush's supporters this week, she wrote: “Our problems are so profound that America needs a leader who can renew the promise of this great nation. Which is why today I’m starting the Run Jeb Run fund.”