Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Good News! Jeb Not Running!

Eye on Miami reports Jeb definitely out. Confirmed by Herald and Times. Good news! This seat is now wide open and is definitely a high priority pick-up opportunity for Dems. Are you paying attention, D.C.?

"After thoughtful consideration, I've decided not to run for the United States Senate in 2010. While the opportunity to serve my state and country during these turbulent and dynamic times is compelling, now is not the right time to return to elected office.

“In the coming months and years, I hope to play a constructive role in the future of the Republican Party, advocating ideas and policies that solve the pressing problems of our day. We must rebuild the Party by focusing on the common purposes and core conservative principles that unite us all –- limited government, a strong national defense and safe homeland, and the protection of liberty tempered by personal responsibility."

“While fundamentally different ideologies divide Republicans and Democrats, we can not allow politics to come before the needs of our people and communities. We must raise the level of debate to reflect the American people’s desire for change and bipartisanship, embodied by November’s historic election. President-elect Obama ran a tremendous campaign and I am proud to call him my President. I am confident Republicans will find productive ways to work together with the new administration to advance reforms both sides of the aisle can support."

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