George P. Bush Files To Run For Office In TexasBy: Emily Greene - November 20, 2013
It looks like there will be a Bush on the ballot in Texas again.
George Prescott Bush, grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, nephew of former President George W. Bush, and son of former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush, has filed to run for Texas Land Commissioner for the Republican Party.
Politics obviously run in the family.
The 37-year-old Bush even took to Instagram and Twitter to let everyone know he had officially filed the paper work to run for office. The following photo was captioned, “It’s official! I filed my paperwork this afternoon to be your Republican candidate for Texas Land Commissioner–lots of work ahead and excited to potentially serve this Great State! #txlandcomm”
The move into politics for this Fort Worth lawyer comes at a time when the Republican Party is looking for the Hispanic vote. Bush is the perfect face to woo the hispanic vote, being that he himself is Hispanic and can speak Spanish. Bush’s mother, Columba Garnica Gallo (Bush) was born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico. He was even the chairman of the Hispanic Republicans of Texas.
Bush is only the second Republican to file for the office according to Spencer Yeldell, the Republican party’s communications director. Right now he will be up against Republican David Watts, an East Texas businessman, and Democrat John Cook, former mayor of El Paso.
The younger Bush had already raised $3.3 million by mid-summer for his land commissioner campaign, at a time when there wasn’t even a democrat in the race.
Last year, Bush announced his intent to run for a statewide office when he filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission. This led many to speculate which office Bush would be running for, but once he filed paperwork to get a campaign treasurer in March, people knew he was planning to run for Texas Land Commissioner.
Current Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is trying to become the Republican party’s nominee for lieutenant governor.
One person on Twitter sees this as a stepping stone for Bush which could one day lead to the presidency.
Great Day in US History George P. Bush announced his candidacy for Texas State Government #USA#FuturePrez
— Alec Barnhart (@ItsBarney21) November 21, 2013
Although, another person on Twitter hopes Bush doesn’t win this race and puts a halt to his political career.
dear god, for the sake of all mankind and future generations, please, please let this career falter out of the gate http://t.co/CijhFrOUMo
— Eberhard von Rummage (@EverettRummage) November 20, 2013