Skip to comments.GEORGE P. BUSH BEGINS POLITICAL CAREER WITH WIN
Posted on 03/04/2014 8:04:09 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) George P. Bush took the first step toward continuing his family's political dynasty Tuesday, shaking off an under-funded primary challenger and securing the Republican nomination for the little-known but powerful post of Texas land commissioner.
The 37-year-old Fort Worth attorney is the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, nephew of former President and Texas Gov. George W. Bush, and son of ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is frequently mentioned as a possible GOP White House hopeful in 2016.
He's also a Spanish speaker whose mother Columba was born in Mexico and who Republican leaders statewide long have toasted as key to wooing voters among Texas' booming Hispanic population.
"We don't have to change our conservative principles to win, we just need to change our tactics," said Bush, who spoke English and Spanish to the crowd at his victory party at a Fort Worth Mexican restaurant. His mother was among the attendees.
He noted that his campaign traveled to numerous heavily Hispanic areas, including making several trips to the Texas-Mexico border.
The result in the race was never in doubt. There was no incumbent running and Bush used his American political-royalty surname to raise more than $3.5 million while his opponent, East Texas businessman David Watts, could barely afford to travel the state.
Bush immediately becomes the overwhelming favorite in November against Democratic nominee and former El Paso Mayor John Cook.
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This is probably the worst part.
If Jerry stayed we wouldn’t have to put up with Jeb Bush Jr.
I, personally, voted against him. I will not vote for a Bush family member, just because his name is Bush.
Apparently, I am a minority in this state.
200 plus years and then a return to monarchy.
Apparently, I am a minority, too. Sad that name alone...and NO experience or history, can win an election.
“He’s also a Spanish speaker whose mother Columba was born in Mexico”
“He noted that his campaign traveled to numerous heavily Hispanic areas”
Now we have to deal with Jeb's idiot spawn?
“In 2010, he served an eight-month tour in Afghanistan with U.S. Naval Intelligence under an assumed name.”
Good for him, that’s a plus in my book.
I predicted almost 7 years ago, the Bush family dynasty would eventually run the Nephew. By the time another 5 or 10 million illegals enter, they’ll eventually elect him.
At the rate were going, with the wealthy corrupt insiders controlling government and everything else, America is all but lost.
I didn’t vote for him. Another Bush carpetbagger.
Jeb Jr, We are trying to win Ohio in 2016 not Mexican neighborhoods in Texas you idiot!
Appraising the land values that American land commissioners won’t appraise.
“Apparently, I am a minority in this state.”
Amateur. At least you are in Texas. I’m a rightwing conservative in L.A. surrounded by liberal imbeciles, in a blue city, ruled by an socialist moron governor in Jerry Brown.
I speak German and a little French. Who cares
What language does Ted Cruz speak? English, when he’s on the job working for us
I voted against him, of course I did
I'll stab the Tea Party in the back LIKE THIS
Bring back the Kennedies!
too bad. but i guess it’s no surprise given cornyn’s win.
Yep, I was irritated with Patterson for deciding he was going to move up in the world. I voted for Watts, and quite honestly, was shocked at how many voted for Bush.
Dewhurst challenged Cruz to a Spanish speaking debate. Cruz declined because he doesn’t speak it well.
This was also about Rick Perry and Dewhurst’s RINO legacy.
No, no Kennedies, Clintons are where it’s at.;-)