February 11th, 2008
03:00 PM ET
15 years ago

Jeb Bush gets behind McCain

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/02/11/art.jeb.gi.jpg caption="Jeb Bush formally endorsed McCain Tuesday. "](CNN) - Jeb Bush was one of the most sought-after endorsements ahead the presidential primary season. But the former Florida governor stayed neutral, despite reports many of his close associates were gravitating towards Mitt Romney.

Now, Bush has become the latest establishment Republican to formally throw his support behind John McCain. In a statement released by the McCain campaign, he called the Arizona senator a "patriot and devoted conservative leader."

"Like no other candidate in the field, John McCain has made tremendous sacrifices for this nation," said Bush. "He is beholden to no interest other than that of the public good. He is determined and steadfast in his commitment to reducing the burden of high taxes, restoring the people's trust in their government, and winning the war against radical Islamic extremists."

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Jeb Bush
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. jose

    great, maybe Jeb will steal the election for McCain too

    February 11, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  2. Ian

    Just goes to prove my theory that no matter what McCain will be your next president.

    February 11, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  3. Carressa, Florida

    I knoew it would be a matter of time before he resurfaced. He screwed Florida and we are still feeling the underbrush!!! Glad he is gone. I don't understand why he was here in the first place.

    February 11, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
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