Jeb Bush is actively exploring a run for the US presidency in 2016, making the former Florida governor with the famous political last name one of the first major Republicans to formally move toward a possible candidacy.

"It's just part of the process of seriously considering running for President. I'm really kind of focused on Christmas right now to be honest with you. I haven't had much time to go Christmas shopping and do the things that I want to do for my family. But, it, I'm gonna, at the proper time, listen to people and see if my message can resonate and that will be beginning next year. Right now, I'm going to chill out a little bit," Jeb Bush said in an interview with WTVJ on Tuesday (December 16) in Florida.