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George P. Bush Runs for Office in Texas

Associated Press

George P. Bush is officially running for Texas land commissioner — ending months of speculation about which statewide office the grandson of one former president and nephew of another planned to seek.

An attorney from Fort Worth and Spanish-speaker whose mother, Columba Bush, is originally from Mexico, Mr. Bush is considered a rising star among conservative Hispanics.

Mr. Bush, 36 years old, is the son of Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor who is considered a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate. He is the nephew of former President George W. Bush and the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush.

George P. Bush’s spokesman, Trey Newton, told the Associated Press that Mr. Bush spoke with current Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson before filing the official paperwork Tuesday. Land commissioner can be a stepping stone to higher office in Texas. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst served in the post before winning his current job.

Mr. Bush unveiled a new campaign website and featuring a three-minute video in which he says, ”Texas is an exceptional state because we as Texans are exceptional.”

Mr. Bush has been working to use his Maverick PAC to tap a new generation of 20- to 30-something donors that haven’t been actively involved in the Republican Party.

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George P. Bush to Run For Office in Texas
by Free Britney

The 36-year-old Bush has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night.

A Fort Worth resident, he filed a campaign treasurer appointment Wednesday, a requirement for someone to become a candidate under campaign finance law.

The report does not specify what office George P. Bush might seek, if any, and there were no other details on the filing, which wasn’t available online.

In September, he did acknowledge his goal was to run for office in the near future and confirmed that he had his eyes on several statewide offices.

Raised in Florida, where his dad was governor, Bush decided to settle in Texas, home to his uncle and his grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush.

He runs a consulting firm and has been active in Republican Party outreach to college students. He’s also the co-founder of Hispanic Republicans of Texas.

Jeb Bush married Columba Garnica Gallo, a Mexican-born philanthropist, in 1974. They also have another son, Jeb Jr., and a daughter, Noelle.

Ana Navarro, who was the national Hispanic co-chairwoman for John McCain when he ran for president in 2008, tweeted her enthusiasm Thursday:

“Wrote check for my friend, @georgepbush newly formed exploratory committee for office in TX. Young, pragmatic, Hispanic, just what GOP needs.”

Bush and his wife, Amanda, met while attending law school at the University of Texas. After working as a lawyer, Bush became a partner in a real estate investment firm.

He has started his second company, St. Augustine Partners, a business consulting firm aimed at small- and medium-market energy industries.

Bush also has Navy service on his resume, including a six-month deployment to Afghanistan, where, for security purposes, he was given a different name.

Not even those he was serving alongside knew he was a Bush.SOURCE