Skip to comments.George P. Bush, David Watts Vie For Texas Land Commissioner Job
Posted on 02/21/2014 6:54:06 AM PST by thetallguy24
NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) You know the family name. You know his famous Uncle. But Republican candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, George P. Bush is out to prove himself to voters, like those here in Fort Worth, and across the state.
During our one on one interview, the 37-year-old energy consultant told me hes heard the criticism hes part of a political dynasty.
Mr. Bush said, Ive said from day one of my campaign 15 months ago that Im a man of my own right and my own vision, and obviously, I appreciate and love every member of my family and appreciate their public service to our country.
When asked if hes conservative enough, Mr. Bush said, I believe I am. He pointed to the endorsements hes received including State Representative Matt Krause, a Tea-Party backed Republican from Fort Worth.
We spoke with Mr. Bushs primary opponent, Republican businessman David Watts of Longview on Skype. Mr. Watts said, People say we appreciate the Bush family, but we need a change. So with the tremendous support, we have a lot of confidence going into March 4th.
The General Land Office that Watts and Bush hope to run oversees the states public lands, which, in part provides, hundreds of-million-dollars for Texas schools.
Watts cites a 2010 study that says it costs Texans $1 billion dollars to educate children who arent U.S. citizens and whose parents are here illegally.
Mr. Watts said, The question for me is whether or not Texas taxpayers should have to fund that, and I believe we shouldnt have to fund that. When asked who would pay for it, Watts said, Immigration rights groups and organizations.
Mr. Bush says he will uphold the law of the land requiring taxpayers to foot the bill, and that he agrees with it.
I do, I do. Education is the greatest equalizer in our country and in our state.
Political analysts say they believe because Bush is well-funded, and has high-name recognition, he will win the March 4th primary easily.
No more Bushes. Or Clintons. Or Kennedys. Or...
George P. Bush Believes Texans Are Gullible Idiots
Is George P. Bush padding his resume?
I don't believe him.
I wonder if that bus has granite counter tops like Romney’s bus did
He’s no more ‘his own man’, than Prince Charles is his own king!
“Im a man of my own right and my own vision”
How does your vision differ from that of George Bush Sr, George Bush Jr and Jeb Bush? Enlighten us.
Keep that thought and re-check come Wednesday, November 5, 2014 after the electorate have cast their votes. Incumbents usually win big time everywhere even in Texas. Unfortunately it's the attitude that it is your guy that is corrupt and needs to be voted out, not mine. Happens every election. I guess it depends on the meaning of gullible.
I wonder who Ray Davies supports?