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rumor has it

George H.W. Bush is reportedly voting for Hillary Clinton

On Monday, Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, and former Maryland lieutenant governor, posted on Facebook that former President George H.W. Bush is voting for Hillary Clinton:

However, Bush would neither confirm nor deny saying that to Townsend when the two met in Maine on Monday. When asked about Townsend's post, Bush spokesman Jim McGrath maintained that Bush, 92, was "not commenting on the presidential race in the interim," as has been the case since his son, Jeb Bush, dropped out of the Republican presidential primary. "The vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote cast in some 50 days," McGrath told Politico in an email.

If Bush is indeed backing Clinton, he wouldn't be the first from his administration to do so. Both national security adviser Brent Scowcroft and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez have voiced their support for Clinton.