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GEORGE P. BUSH BEGINS POLITICAL CAREER WITH WIN
AP ^ | 4 March 2014 | WILL WEISSERT and JAMIE STENGLE

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bush; bushforpresident; georgepbush; georgpbush; jorgepbush; landcommish; stayoutdabushes; texas; tpinos
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1 posted on 03/04/2014 8:04:09 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is probably the worst part.
If Jerry stayed we wouldn’t have to put up with Jeb Bush Jr.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 8:06:05 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 8:06:36 PM PST by I_Publius
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To: MinorityRepublican

Blecccch.

200 plus years and then a return to monarchy.


4 posted on 03/04/2014 8:06:50 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Liberty in our Lifetime - WWW.FreeStateProject.org)
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To: I_Publius

Apparently, I am a minority, too. Sad that name alone...and NO experience or history, can win an election.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 8:10:48 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“He’s also a Spanish speaker whose mother Columba was born in Mexico”

“He noted that his campaign traveled to numerous heavily Hispanic areas”


6 posted on 03/04/2014 8:11:06 PM PST by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
GEORGE P. BUSH BEGINS POLITICAL CAREER WITH WIN

Now we have to deal with Jeb's idiot spawn?

7 posted on 03/04/2014 8:12:03 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“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.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 8:14:27 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 8:14:38 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I didn’t vote for him. Another Bush carpetbagger.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 8:18:25 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb Jr, We are trying to win Ohio in 2016 not Mexican neighborhoods in Texas you idiot!


11 posted on 03/04/2014 8:20:37 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: MinorityRepublican

Appraising the land values that American land commissioners won’t appraise.


12 posted on 03/04/2014 8:21:37 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: I_Publius

“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.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 8:22:34 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Pelham

Bleach indeed.

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


14 posted on 03/04/2014 8:25:08 PM PST by stanne
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To: MinorityRepublican

I'll stab the Tea Party in the back LIKE THIS

15 posted on 03/04/2014 8:26:39 PM PST by gaijin
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To: MinorityRepublican
No More Bushes!

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Bring back the Kennedies!

16 posted on 03/04/2014 8:30:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

too bad. but i guess it’s no surprise given cornyn’s win.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 8:31:39 PM PST by dadfly
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
This is probably the worst part.
If Jerry stayed we wouldn’t have to put up with Jeb Bush Jr.

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.

18 posted on 03/04/2014 8:31:45 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: stanne

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.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 8:38:04 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Revolting cat!; All

No, no Kennedies, Clintons are where it’s at.;-)


20 posted on 03/04/2014 8:39:33 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: sockmonkey

I guess one depression wasn’t enough...


21 posted on 03/04/2014 8:39:56 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: FReepers

I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion that, despite our best efforts, this nation has simply become too mind-numbingly stupid to survive much longer.


22 posted on 03/04/2014 8:42:23 PM PST by tomkat (3%+1)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

God bless Cruz


23 posted on 03/04/2014 8:43:05 PM PST by stanne
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To: tomkat

I wonder why Palin and Mark Levin sat this one out.
John C is one of sneakest K street crooks and amnesty trolls in DC.
He could have been taken out.


24 posted on 03/04/2014 8:47:27 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: ncalburt
Palin, and perhaps to a much lesser extent Levin, might've helped, but when the counting's done > Texas owns this.

And I say that, sadly, as someone who really admires that 'whole 'nother country'.

25 posted on 03/04/2014 8:53:51 PM PST by tomkat (3%+1)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I thought he was from Florida?

The only thing more despicable than expecting people to vote for you because of your family name is expecting people to vote for you because of your race. He was a twofer.


26 posted on 03/04/2014 9:01:46 PM PST by MNnice
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To: Revolting cat!

Apparently he’s going to be the next whatever, so we get a chance to see what he’s made of.. I am a bit put-off by this name association problem..

None of us picked our parents, or our names, so I tend to give the person a bit of latitude before I draw my own conclusions based on their merits..

I’ve read his profile, as I am sure you have, and I find it commendable and pretty straight forward, and he did win the primary, so why not wait and see? Jus sayin..


27 posted on 03/04/2014 9:40:22 PM PST by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: MinorityRepublican; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued
>> securing the Republican nomination for the little-known but powerful post of Texas land commissioner. <<

It seems this posts exists to provide a cushy taxpayer funded job and a stepping stone for higher political office. Someone should start a petition drive to amend the Texas state constitution and abolish the office in the November election. My state doesn't have a "land commissioner" (elected OR appointed), and gets along fine without one. Land management and mine & mineral rights are handled by the Department of Natural Resources.

I read once about some guy who was "elected" to an office that voters abolished on the very same ballot. Nice irony there. If you can't get rid of the Bushes, get rid of their positions of power.

28 posted on 03/04/2014 9:40:58 PM PST by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I hope he loses in November!!


29 posted on 03/04/2014 9:48:14 PM PST by dalereed
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To: ncalburt

If Cornyn won against the endorsement of Cruz and others he would be even worse.

I think only Gohmert or Ron Paul could have beaten him in a runoff. Look at Vega and the Hispanic who ran against Abbott. Cornyn would have gained a few points.

But Gohmert, King and Lamar need to undermine Gowdy and Goodlatte on the judiciary.

Cornyn hasn’t actually gone for final cloture on amnesty since 2005. Schumer and McCain complained his amnesty lite plan was a poison pill.

It will be harder for him to push amnesty at this point in time. He’ll come up with some stupid idea in 2015 and if the stupid idea gets 218 House votes and 60 Senate votes I dont know if this primary alone will be the reason.

The Arizona House Republicans and most Texas Republicans are against amnesty. Even Farenthold doesn’t seem in that much of a rush.


30 posted on 03/04/2014 9:48:57 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Jane Long

shouldn’t we be putting well funded who can win elections into office and shouldn’t we be happy about it?.....the alternative of putting in weak candidates and having another leftist rat elected is not a good outcome....and lets face it...if you follow local politics, these rats stick together no matter what...


31 posted on 03/04/2014 9:54:43 PM PST by cherry
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To: BillyBoy
I read once about some guy who was "elected" to an office that voters abolished on the very same ballot. Nice irony there.

Ha! Poor sot. Do you recall the details?

32 posted on 03/04/2014 9:59:43 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The creeper is a disaster waiting to happen. His stalker activities with his ex girlfriend reveal a character that WILL result in disaster.


33 posted on 03/04/2014 10:54:23 PM PST by Psalm 144 (1. Sow. 2. Reap. 3. Eat the result.)
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To: Still Thinking

~~~Now we have to deal with Jeb’s idiot spawn?~~~

Apparently so. Good grief. Another Boooooosh.


34 posted on 03/05/2014 12:45:00 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: dragnet2

Well, we’ll all be working for $5/hr. If we can find jobs.

This country just does not learn. Apparently.


35 posted on 03/05/2014 12:46:01 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: tomkat

Unfortunately, I do believe you are correct. It starts with Iowa, every four years.

And so the cancer spreads.


36 posted on 03/05/2014 12:48:10 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: dalereed

I hope he loses in November!!

If he loses then we will lose the Governorship too because it will mean that Democrats voted in high numbers. Losing Bush for a Wendy is not worthwhile.


37 posted on 03/05/2014 2:31:48 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: carlo3b
None of us picked our parents, or our names, so I tend to give the person a bit of latitude before I draw my own conclusions based on their merits..

He's running as a hispanic. He's not running as an American. P.. is pandering con man like his father and uncle.

38 posted on 03/05/2014 3:00:36 AM PST by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

DISGUSTING!


39 posted on 03/05/2014 4:03:22 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: I_Publius
"I will not vote for a Bush family member, just because his name is Bush.

You, of course, have every right to vote for whomever you wish, for whatever reason. It seems to me, though, that it's far better to vote based on policy, rather than name.

40 posted on 03/05/2014 5:50:33 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: carlo3b

I agree. Let’s wait and see. The man is better than the name.

Using the logic on this thread, I guess we all should vote for Ronnie Ballerina Reagan.


41 posted on 03/05/2014 6:08:45 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: Revolting cat!
No More Bushes! . Bring back the Kennedies!


42 posted on 03/05/2014 6:45:19 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

So will there be a coronation, followed by a reception where Texans, one-by-one, can line up and pledge their fealty to the future king?


43 posted on 03/05/2014 6:58:46 AM PST by indthkr
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To: I_Publius

“Apparently, I am a minority in this state.”

Most people are low information voters, even most Republicans.


44 posted on 03/05/2014 6:59:47 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: F15Eagle

I can’t believe they’d vote for another Bush...

That is down right sickening...

Of course, it just goes to show you, money can buy just about anything in politics...

Tens of millions of illegals will eventually vote the Bush dynasty nephew into the oval office.

Bet the rent.


45 posted on 03/05/2014 8:49:29 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: carlo3b

P. is a shill for the illegal mafia.


46 posted on 03/05/2014 9:07:53 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase
P. is a shill for the illegal mafia.

Really? I assume you have some proof that you acquired that backs up that type of slanderous statement and accusation..

I guess you expect me to afford you something you refuse to give to Mr. Bush, any proof of guilt..

But, I'll bite, so I'll give you the benefit of a doubt, but what I take a major exception to your placing me, or anyone else in a position of appearing to support this man, merely because we are defending this gentleman against prejudgement, purely because of his name, or that he speaks a second language, or that his mother is a Latina, or that you are just provocative for reasons that we, or I have yet to uncover..

I'll withhold my judgement of this, or any other person until I can gather additional facts to the contrary..

Thanks for wasting my time, I'm getting old, and I should spend it more seriously.. :)

47 posted on 03/05/2014 9:40:32 AM PST by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: carlo3b

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/10/p-bush-concerned-about-gop-immigration-stance/


48 posted on 03/05/2014 9:46:37 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

Did you read the Blog that you provided? It says he is “Concerned about the stance..”! That’s it? He wants to go back to his uncles discussions about immigration, OK, it doesn’t say anything close to what you claim.. What does he propose, himself?

I am “concerned” too, aren’t you, isn’t that where most of us are on this issue? I would never take any position that gives any citizenship to illegals, I haven’t heard his positions, have you?

Do I think we as a party, if you are indeed a Republican, have any problem with guest worker programs, that track the workers to insure that they follow the existing rules that have been in place since President Reagan, do you?

Where does he stand? It’s not in your Blog..


49 posted on 03/05/2014 10:23:13 AM PST by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: norwaypinesavage

I must have missed that he had a proven record of policy. If that’s the case, and he has been an elected official before, with a record. If not, then...no...he must prove his words before I’ll give him my vote.

that being said, now that he is the candidate for that position, I will support him over the D candidate.


50 posted on 03/05/2014 12:04:45 PM PST by I_Publius
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