Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and son and brother of U.S. presidents, will keynote the Connecticut Republican Party’s major fundraiser, the Prescott Bush Awards Dinner.
The dinner is named for the former U.S. senator from Connecticut, who was the grandfather of Jeb Bush. The event is April 10 in Stamford.
Bush, 60, has not ruled out a run for president in 2016, despite some very public discouragement by the family matriarch, Barbara Bush. She says her son is qualified, but three presidents from one family would be a little too dynastic for her taste.
The son recently suggested in a teasing tweet that the mother’s discouragement may be less than appreciated: “What date is Mother’s Day this year? Asking for a friend.”
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, recently made a low-key pitch for Bush on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
“I’m not endorsing anybody,” he said. “But Jeb Bush is my friend and, frankly, I think he’d make a great president.”