George W. Bush did not vote for Clinton, despite Limbaugh claim

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Former US President George W. Bush speaks during the opening ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016 in Washington, D.C. / AFP / ZACH GIBSON (Photo credit should read ZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — Rush Limbaugh’s claim that George W. Bush and Laura Bush voted for Hillary Clinton is wrong, a spokesperson for the former president says.

“Rush is wrong and should apologize,” Freddy Ford, a spokesman for former President Bush, told CNN on Tuesday.

The former first couple did not vote for a presidential candidate, Ford said. They did vote for Republican candidates down the ballot.

Limbaugh, the most popular conservative talk radio show host in the country, had led his listeners to believe that the Bushes had cast their vote for Clinton.

“I’m told that George W. Bush and Laura Bush voted for Hillary Clinton today,” Limbaugh said on his radio show.

Limbaugh’s remarks were picked up by several media outlets, including The Washington Examiner, The Hill and New York Magazine, as well as conservative outlets like Breitbart News.

The Bushes had previously indicated that they would sit this election out and would not comment on the presidential race.

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