LeMieux on 2012: No Senate run if ‘a Jeb Bush, for example’ gets in raceby George Bennett | December 6th, 2010
He was asked afterward what some of the factors will be in his decision. He mentioned his family first, then said he’ll consider who else is running.
“If I feel that there’s somebody who would do as equal or better job than me for our country, then it would be smarter for me to step aside and allow me to spend more time with my four kids who are 7 and under,” LeMieux said.
“If I look out and don’t think that there’s someone like a Jeb Bush, for example who’s going to run and I don’t think there’s someone who’s going to be a problem-solver who’s going to go to Washington not to be a career politician, but go there to do the work that’s needed and come home, that’s going to be compelling for me.”
Bush has ruled out running for president in 2012. A spokesperson wasn’t immediately available to discuss the Senate race.