Jeb Bush to meet with Trump rivals individually Jeb Bush, weighing an endorsement in the Republican primary, will meet with each of Donald Trump's rivals in the final days leading up to the Florida primary. The former Florida governor, who left the race last month, is planning to meet with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich in the immediate days ahead. So is he really just talking about endorsing one of them, or is he trying to persuade them to throw in behind one of them to derail Trump ? Why should they listen to him? Does he hope by endorsing one of his former rivals, his own former supporters will come out and vote and not stay home? Why would they vote for Cruz or Rubio if they didn't want a farther right guy to begin with? Only voting for Kasich would probably appeal to Jeb fans at this point. I'm not sure Jeb is that fond of Kasich. I don't think they see eye to eye on Common Core, for instance.