Political News - Mass. Candidate's Ancestry Questioned; Jeb Bush: No VP Role

By: AP
By: AP

BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren says she didn't reveal until this week that she told past employers about her Native American ancestry because she needed more time to recall actions and events of years ago.
In an interview on Friday with The Associated Press, Warren sought to address questions raised about her heritage, which has not been documented. She also explained why she had not revealed that she told Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania of her heritage.
The Harvard Law School professor said she and her brothers were told as children their parents were forced to elope because their father's family objected to his mother having some Native American ancestors.
Warren's comments on the controversy came one day before the Democratic State Convention in Springfield

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is reiterating that he won't join Mitt Romney on the GOP presidential ticket.
Bush says no one's asked him to submit personal documents to the team picking Romney's vice presidential nominee. He also says he's certain he won't be asked, either. Bush says he backs his "friend" and fellow Floridian, Sen. Marco Rubio, for the slot.
But the former governor did have some advice for whomever Romney chooses: "Have fun."
Bush was in Washington on Friday to testify at a House Budget Committee hearing. He told the panel he would support higher taxes if the ratio was $1 raised for every $10 cut from spending. But he said it's easy for him to go along with that because he's not a candidate for anything.

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