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Jeb Bush files papers to run for re-election

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Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's bid for a second term in office became official as re-election papers were filed on his behalf by a woman he called an "inspiration" for her success in raising a disabled child.

Berthy De La Rosa-Aponte filed the governor's papers with the state Division of Elections on Thursday as the governor vacationed in Maine. Her 19-year-old daughter Lucy, confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak, was at her side.

"The example Berthy has set by raising such a wonderful child against numerous obstacles is an inspiration for me and my candidacy," Bush said in a statement. The papers allow Bush to start raising money.

Several Democrats are considering running against him, including former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Douglas "Pete" Peterson.