Former Fla. governor doesn't rule out run in 2016

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1/4/2011 5:26:00 PM - AP News

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he isn't ruling out a possible presidential run in 2016.

At the inauguration Tuesday of new Gov. Rick Scott, Bush repeated his stance that he's positively not running for president in 2012.

When asked about 2016, Bush said he would never say never, but reiterated that 2012 is out.

Bush is the son of former President George H.W. Bush and younger brother of former President George W. Bush. He received the loudest ovation from a predominantly Republican audience when introduced at the inaugural.

Jeb Bush was Florida's governor from 1999 to 2007. He has remained in the private sector since leaving office and been highly visible on behalf of Republican causes nationally.