Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to the media as he heads towards his campaign bus in Columbia, S.C., Feb. 18, 2016.
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Jeb Bush to meet with three of four former rivals

Updated

MIAMI — Jeb Bush plans to meet with three of his former Republican presidential rivals in the coming days, NBC News confirms.

Bush will meet with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as the candidates travel to Miami for another Republican primary debate taking place Thursday.

Notably absent from the list of meetings is current GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who sparred with Bush throughout the campaign – even as Bush sank in the polls.

No word on whether or not the meetings will lead to an endorsement by the former governor who suspended his own White House bid after a disapointing finish in the South Carolina primary on February 20. Florida holds its Republican primary on Tuesday. 

This story first appeared on NBCNews.com.

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Jeb Bush to meet with three of four former rivals

Updated