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Seems like an endless drip of stories regarding Republicans open to a 2016 presidential run. The latest hints come from former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

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Report from CNN:

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hinted Monday he may see another presidential run in his future.

“I’m open to that possibility,” the Republican said when asked on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” about a 2016 White House bid.

“But we’re a long way…” he added, pausing, then continuing, “I’m focused right now on trying to stay involved in the fray and make sure that we do the right thing up on Capitol Hill right now.”

Santorum isn’t that surprising though I’d be surprised if he actually does run agaiun. However, the GOP establishment seems to be more excited about the prospects of Jeb Bush. Report via The New York Times:

Now that the Obama and Romney campaigns have closed their headquarters in Chicago and Boston, the attention of the political world is shifting to an office suite tucked behind the colonnades of the Biltmore Hotel complex here.

Mr. Bush is said by friends to be weighing financial and family considerations — between so many years in office and the recession his wealth took a dip, they said, and he has been working hard to restore it — as well as the complicated place within the Republican Party of the Bush brand. Asked this week about whether his father would run, Jeb Bush Jr. told CNN, “I certainly hope so.”

For now, however, “It’s neither a ‘no’ nor a ‘yes’ — it’s a ‘wait and see,’ ” said Al Cardenas, the chairman of the American Conservative Union and a longtime friend and adviser to Mr. Bush. “It continues to intrigue him, given how much he has to share with the country.”

I’m sure this won’t excite the comment crowd since both of these men would be considered more of a status-quo.

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Nate Ashworth is the Founder and Senior Editor of Election Central. He's been blogging elections and politics for almost a decade. He started covering the 2008 Presidential Election which turned into a full-time political blog in 2012 and 2016.

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