George P. Bush wins GOP nomination for Texas land commissioner

George P. Bush is the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the nephew of former President George W. Bush.
By Kate Stanton   |   March 5, 2014 at 7:21 PM   |   Comments

DALLAS, March 5 (UPI) -- George P. Bush, the handsome son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, secured the Republican nomination for Texas land commissioner on Tuesday, handily defeating his opponent David Watts with 75 percent of the vote.

If elected in November, the 37-year-old Fort Worth lawyer would renew the Bush family's longstanding political dynasty -- the last Bush in office was his uncle, President George W. Bush.

George P. Bush managed to raise $2.7 million in campaign funding by February, far more than the amount raised by his Democratic challenger, former El Paso Mayor John Cook.

Bush's mother, Columba, was born in Mexico, and he speaks fluent Spanish.

The Texas land commissioner is responsible for overseeing state-owned land, assets and mineral rights. It's a powerful position in the state, and one that could help jump-start any gubernatorial or presidential aspirations.

[Washington Post, Austin American-Statesman, The Hill]

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