George Prescott Bush, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the nephew of former Texas governor and ex-President George W. Bush, has filed preliminary paperwork to run for office in the Lone Star state in 2014. Given his family ties plus the Republican landscape of Texas politics, he stands to become a prominent voice in the next generation of Republican leaders.
His father Jeb Bush recently sent out a email to his own supporters looking for donations for George Bush v3.0.
“The office that George is considering running for is Land Commissioner which overseas the mineral rights, commercial real estate owned and sovereign submerged lands of the State of Texas as well as veterans affairs and historic archives,” he wrote.
Land commissioner is a less high-profile position than governor or lieutenant governor, but is considered a strong stepping stone for Texas pols, hoping to run for higher office statewide. David Dewhurst, now the state’s lieutenant governor, among others, began in the land commissioner position.
Apparently part of the approach is to find a position that won’t require a drawn out primary with an opponent. So, the young George is definitely looking for the right fight to begin a political career.
Considering his family name plus his hispanic heritage, plus he’s fairly handsome, he may be part of a new, young line of GOP names to follow.
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