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A New Bush Rises

Alex Constantine - December 9, 2012

NJ.com, November 24, 2012 (excerpt)

The state of Texas may get another George Bush on the ballot.

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. That leaves the new Bush poised to become a key face in the next generation of Republican politicians.

Bush, a 36-year-old attorney -- who's served in Afghanistan in the U.S. Navy and helped with the GOP's Hispanic outreach in Texas -- is both a promising politician on the Texas stage and a young Hispanic voice in a party that is figuring out how to mend its image with the country's growing Latino population.

Last week, Bush's father emailed supporters a fundraising missive stating that his son is most likely to seek the office of Texas land commissioner in 2014, which is widely seen as a stepping stone to bigger and better things.

Trey Newton, a political strategist for Bush's campaign, said no firm decision has been made on which office Bush will ultimately seek but that land commissioner is certainly on the list. ...

Bush is already involved in politics. He lives in Fort Worth and is the deputy finance chairman for the Texas Republican Party as well as the co-founder of the Hispanic Republicans of Texas. He helped found Mav Pac, a group of young conservatives nationally. ...



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