Skip to comments.George P. Bush’s PAC backed Fla. lawmaker resigning after cocaine bust
Posted on 01/30/2014 7:46:36 PM PST by thetallguy24
WASHINGTON Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., is resigning today after pleading guilty to cocaine possession, and not all of his campaign donors have buyers remorse including a political action committee led by George P. Bush, a GOP candidate for Texas land commissioner.
Bush the nephew and grandson of presidents co-chaired Maverick PAC at the time it donated $2,500 to the Radel campaign a week before Election Day in 2012. He stepped down after announcing his bid for land commissioner last Nov. 19, according to Jay Zeidman, who co-chaired the group with Bush and continues to lead it.
Obviously, its disappointing to see whats taken place with Trey as of today, but back then, we were really happy to support the next generation of rising leaders in the party, said Zeidman.
He added that the group wanted to help Radel win his House seat, does not regret the donation and will not ask for a refund.
Bush and Zeidman took over Maverick PAC in 2009 and expanded it nationally to include 20 chapters, eight in Florida and four in Texas, with the goal of electing more young conservatives.
Bush grew up in Florida, where his father, Jeb Bush, served as governor.
Radel pleaded guilty in November after he purchased cocaine from a federal agent in Washington. He spent a month in a rehabilitation clinic before returning to Congress earlier this month. In a resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner today, Radel said that he couldnt fully and effectively serve in the House and will resign at the end of the day.
Bushs campaign directed inquiries to Zeidman.
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This RINO douche isn’t even elected to TX Land Commish and he already has a freakin’ PAC??? How do we stop this damn family already? Do we have to keep paying for Ronald Reagan’s biggest mistake forever? ENOUGH!
Sounds like there are as many Bushes in the bushes as Kennedys.
Apparently all of them are no good.
You have nothing better to do?
He'll certainly get Ray Davies' vote.
I’m with you. Its time all the American political dynasties came to and end; the Kennedy’s, Cuomos, Clintoons AND the Bushes. Its all about celebrity name status and not substance, in the long run. It’s time the next generations following some political heavyweight go get real jobs in the real working world and quite vying for careers on the taxpayers dime, or lobbying donors dimes, and keeping it all in the family to boot. We do not any more oligarchies, we have enough of them in government without the “insiders” of the political dynasties.
All Politicos are on power trips, and I suspect many have serious drug problems.
This is a beyond absurd article from media to link Bush to a scandal that occurred long after the donation.
Ridiculous. And its fine if you don’t support his candidacy - but it’s not fine to align with a false left-wing press smear job.
What would that have to do with whether or not he has a PAC? Holding or not holding an elected office has nothing to do with whether or not you can start a PAC.
The point is the voters should reject someone who is so obviously working the system, starting on the lowest rung, but as well-financed as any candidate in Texas. P is a fraud, a programmed, system candidate. A politics we should leave in the trash heap.
thanks for posting this. if you texans value your freedom, you’d better stop this bush scion in his tracks.
i’m in ca, but am making my state and local level contributions out of state in tx, tn, ky and ar.
i’ve sent a contribution after viewing a good interview with mr watts on hardhatters. his web site looks ok too (http://www.wattsfortexas.org/) again posted above. he certainly talks like a bonafide conservative, something anything named bush has no familiarity with. you have that link above.
plus, i’ve got to add that this land commissioner’s office in tx is vitally important to energy leasing in texas. and we conservatives know that energy == liberty.