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Ouch! Congressman Backing Jeb Says His Chance Of Winning "Doesn't Look Good"

And Trump looks stronger.

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A Nevada congressman who backs Jeb Bush says the former Florida governor's campaign can't win by tearing down Marco Rubio, adding that Bush's chances of winning look slim.

Asked on KNPB's Ralston Live Friday what he thought about Bush and his backers attacking Rubio, Rep. Mark Amodei said, "I don't think you're gonna negative your way to success no matter who you are."

Amodei continued, saying the Bush campaign saw Rubio as their main threat and competition, and that's why his backers have put the crosshairs on the Florida senator.

Asked about Bush's chances to win the nomination, Amodei said, "I don't know, it doesn't look good, I'll tell you that. In one sense, the end of July's a long ways away. Still, in another sense it's a heck of a lot shorter than it was six months ago. If anything, Trump looks stronger."

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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