Your Friday Morning Republican Juggernaut Update, Part II

From Holden:

Jebbie wants no part of the Florida GOP’s DeLay strategy.

Gov. Jeb Bush said Thursday he would not be part of a bizarre plan Republican strategists have contemplated to replace U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris as a candidate for U.S. Senate.

Party strategists confirmed earlier this week that they envisioned Harris, who is trailing badly in the polls, withdrawing from the race after she won the Sept. 5 primary. That would give party officials the power to name a more viable replacement. Bush’s name came up as a potentially strong challenger for Nelson.


Speaking with reporters after addressing a graduation ceremony for Florida Highway Patrol recruits, Bush called the plan nonsensical and said he would not run for U.S. Senate.

“I think that’s purely hypothetical,” he said. “It ain’t going to be me.”