Report: Jeb Bush tried to buy Miami Marlins

Jeb Bush, a possible Republican presidential contender in 2016, may have another job in mind for himself: Major League Baseball owner.

The former Florida governor and a group of investors recently made a "large offer" to buy the Miami Marlins from its current owner, Jeffrey Loria, according to the Miami Herald.

Loria declined to sell.

Bush, who currently runs an education foundation, lives in South Florida. But he has remained active in the political world. Last month he penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calling for comprehensive immigration reform. And in March, he will appear at a gathering of conservative activists in Washington, D.C., further stoking speculation about his presidential ambitions.

Bush would not have been the first member of his family to get into the business of baseball. His brother, former President George W. Bush, owned a stake in the Texas Rangers from 1989 to 1998.

A spokesman for Jeb Bush declined to comment; a spokeswoman for the Miami Marlins told CBS News, "We do not comment on rumors, other than the Marlins are not for sale."

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