Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a top Republican contender in 2016, met with some of his former aides in Washington, D.C., on Monday, National Review Online reports. Bush will host a national summit on education reform Tuesday in Washington.
In an interview with NRO, Bush did not rule out a presidential run. “I am here to catch up with folks and promote education reform,” he said, smiling.
When asked again whether he will issue a Sherman-type statement about his future, Bush remained coy. “We have an alumni group that I like keeping in touch with,” he said. “I’m here to focus on educational reform, and that’s what I’m going to tell people.”
NRO reports that Romney campaign pollster Neil Newhouse as well as several top Bush allies were at the event.