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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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