(CNN) - Christmas may be over, but a Jeb Bush presidential bid was apparently on the wish list for George and Laura Bush.
The former first lady told a Florida audience Wednesday that she and her husband, the former president, hoped her brother-in-law would decide to run for president this year, according to the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
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"I wish he would," Laura Bush said when asked if Jeb, the former Florida governor, will run for president someday. "We wanted him to this time."
Despite public pleas, Bush declined to run for the Republican nomination in 2012. However, the son of former President George H.W. Bush did not rule out a run in the future.
While speaking as part of the Ringling College Library Association's annual town hall meeting series, Laura Bush pointed to his work on education as evidence he would make a "wonderful" president.