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Jeb Bush to meet with former rivals

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will meet with Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ted Cruz before Thursday’s Republican debate.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will meet with Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ted Cruz before Thursday’s Republican debate. AP

Jeb Bush is ready to inch back into the Republican presidential race.

He will meet Thursday with three of his remaining rivals — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — ahead of their debate later that evening at the University of Miami. The Bush-Rubio meeting took place Wednesday; the others are scheduled forThursday.

No surprise as to which man Bush won't sit down with: foe Donald Trump.

Bush has yet to endorse anyone since leaving the race last month after his lackluster showing in the South Carolina primary. Some Bush advisers wanted him to immediately back fellow Miamian Rubio. But Bush went home to Coral Gables instead, and has kept a low profile since.

The meetings could portend an effort to try to stop Trump, which was a Bush priority when he was a candidate.

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