Top, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush; bottom, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Credit: Reuters file photos

Rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been quasi-endorsed by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, so now Jeb Bush is looking for some of the Pats’ winning mojo.

In a short video posted to his website Sunday and to the social media site Twitter Monday, the former Florida governor invited star New England tight end Rob Gronkowski to attend a future town hall forum in our neighboring state of New Hampshire.

Bush called Gronkowski “a monster” and said he has the high-scorer — who became the fastest tight end in NFL history to reach 60 career touchdowns Sunday — on his fantasy football team. The presidential hopeful said he’d love to be in a fantasy league with the other candidates, saying “my team would win” in large part because of Gronk’s big numbers.

Seth Koenig

Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.