Jeb Bush rules out third-party run if Trump wins Republican nomination

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the New Hampshire Forum on Addiction and Heroin Epidemic in HooksettBy Steve Holland and Alana Wise MEREDITH, N.H. (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday ruled out a third-party candidacy should Donald Trump win the party’s 2016 nomination but held tight to his belief that Trump is a “jerk” and not qualified to be president. At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, a questioner asked the former Florida governor whether he would launch an independent run for the White House if Trump were to win the Republican nomination for the November 2016 presidential elections. “No. I’m not going to run as a third-party candidate, no matter who wins the nomination,” Bush said.

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