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  • Jeb Bush is purposely poking the Republican base in the eye. Why?

    04/08/2014 12:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 7, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush's "act of love" comments about immigration over the weekend drew massive headlines with some conservatives criticizing him for his latest apostasy on the issue. But, it's the lead-up to Bush using the phrase "act of love" that's actually the really important part of what he said. Here it is with our bolding added: "There are means by which we can control our border better than we have. And there should be penalties for breaking the law. But the way I look at this -- and I'm going to say this, and it'll be on tape and so be...
  • Jeb Bush Giving 2016 'Serious Look'

    03/19/2014 1:26:12 PM PDT · by This Just In · 155 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 18, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush sees an opening in the 2016 field and is seriously considering an attempt to become the third member of his family to occupy the White House.
  • Baby's first ballot! George P. Bush debuts son Prescott

    03/05/2014 12:35:14 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Bush family doesn't waste any time indoctrinating the next generation into the world of politics. George H.W. Bush's baby great-grandson Prescott joined his father George P. Bush in the voting booth yesterday as daddy runs for Texas land commissioner. Baby Prescott was swept up by his mom Amanda just as dad went into the booth - but he still got an 'I Voted' sticker.
  • George P. Bush Candidacy Snubbed by Texas Capital Newspaper

    02/20/2014 2:44:25 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Latino Post ^ | 2/20/14 | Staff Writer
    The campaign of George P. Bush hit a bump in the road this week as the daily newspaper in the capital city of Austin elected to endorse a Republican rival for the office of Texas Land Commissioner. "In a weak field, we choose David Watts for land commissioner," declared the headline in the Austin American-Statesman on Tuesday. The editorial board continued by lamenting that the actual responsibilities of the office are often overshadowed by the future ambitions of the people who hold the position. "One truth about the Office of Texas Land Commissioner is that it tends to be a...
  • Bush's Nephew Courts Hispanics in Texas

    02/20/2014 6:28:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/19/14 | NATHAN KOPPEL
    George P. Bush Is Pitching Fellow Hispanics on Why They Should Consider Voting Republican As he barnstormed south Texas by bus last week, George P. Bush wasn't just selling himself as a Republican candidate for statewide office, but pitching fellow Hispanics—his mother was born in Mexico—on why they should consider voting for the Grand Old Party. Speaking before hundreds of residents in a school auditorium here on the Mexican border, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush mixed English and Spanish as he urged Hispanics to vote for him and, more...
  • George P Bush's March To Office Hits Endorsement Snag

    02/19/2014 5:29:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    KEYE Austin ^ | 2/19/14 | KEYE Austin
    George P. Bush's march to assume the mantle of his politically storied family hit a small snag in Austin when the largest daily in Texas' capital city endorsed his little-known opponent, David Watts. The Austin American-Statesman cited a weak field in the race for the Republican nomination for Texas land commissioner before it anointed the East Texas its preferred candidate over the son of a governor, nephew of a president, and grandson of another president. The unconventional pick might be good for stirring up discussion or even web traffic, but the Watts campaign shouldn't bank on it being the game...
  • Video: Hitting the trail with George P. Bush

    02/19/2014 9:21:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/19/14 | Ana Cabrera
    CNN's Ana Cabrera interviews George P. Bush - the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, nephew of former President George W. Bush, and the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - as he carries out his own campaign for Texas land commissioner.
  • George P. Bush 'concerned' about GOP immigration stance (July 2012)

    02/15/2014 7:09:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    KCRA ^ | 7/10/12 | CNN
    George P. Bush, nephew of George W. Bush and grandson of George H. W. Bush, said he has "reservations" and "concerns" about the Republican Party's rhetoric on immigration. In a sit-down with CNN reporters and producers Tuesday, Bush said that he and other Republicans wish the party would "return to George W. Bush on this issue," referring to the former president's bipartisan push to reform the nation's immigration policy. But with Election Day fast approaching, Bush said it's probably too late for Republicans to pivot away from the party's conservative base and seize the political high ground on the immigration...
  • BUSH HOPES LATINO KIN’S TV SPOTS AD UP TO VOTES (George P Flashback 2000)

    02/15/2014 6:44:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/10/2000 | Deborah Orin
    Hunky George P. Bush – the GOP presidential candidate’s Latino nephew – gets a rock-star debut in New York tomorrow as he marches in the Puerto Rican Day Parade and stars in two TV ads. “I am a young Latino in the U.S. and very proud of my bloodline,” he says in one of the ads. “I have an uncle that is running for president because he believes in the same thing – opportunity for every American, for every Latino. His name? The same as mine. George Bush.” A second ad has young Bush saying he’ll vote for his uncle...
  • THE 2000 CAMPAIGN: THE AD CAMPAIGN; A Young Bush Is the Star In Ads Set for New York (George P)

    02/15/2014 6:38:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/9/2000 | PETER MARKS
    George Bush will be featured in a new commercial that is to run in New York on Sunday. No, not that George Bush, and not the other one, either. This is George P. Bush, the 23-year-old nephew of the presumptive Republican candidate and a budding star of the Bush campaign. The new spot, produced in Spanish and in English -- George P. is fluent in both, campaign advisers say -- is being released to coincide with the staging on Sunday of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan, in which the younger Mr. Bush is also scheduled to participate. In...
  • George P. Bush Makes First Speech as Political Candidate (March 2013)

    02/15/2014 6:34:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 3/22/13 | Fox News Latino
    The man who some call the future face of the Republican Party had a rocky political debut. In his first speech as a candidate, George P. Bush stumbled over his words and appeared nervous during a luncheon of about 200 people Friday afternoon. Nonetheless, he was met with enthusiastic applause. Bush, who comes from well-established political lineage, delivered the keynote address at the Texas Legislative Conference – his first speech since announcing he was running for Texas Land Commissioner. The 36-year-old nephew of former President George W. Bush didn't take big risks in his political debut. Bush, whose mother is...
  • George P. Bush: Republican Heartthrob (Flashback 2000)

    02/14/2014 8:14:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Extra TV ^ | 8/1/2000 | Extra TV
    Seen one politician you've seen them all, right? Nope. George W. Bush found the perfect poster boy for his campaign. He's a rising star who's really rocking the vote. There's President George Bush. And presidential candidate George Bush. But what about Latin heartthrob George Bush. George Prescott Bush, or "P" is the son of Florida governor Jeb Bush and his wife, Mexican born Columba. He's the Prez's grandson and "W"s nephew. Tall dark and handsome, he's definitely not your father's republican. "I can reach out to the youth vote," says George P. And the female vote! George P sure is...
  • George P. Bush Efforting Young and Latino Votes (FL pub. school teacher for only ONE YEAR flashback)

    02/14/2014 7:50:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/6/2006 | Beth McCorry
    George W. Bush is looking to what some call his “secret weapon” in the effort to win over Latino and 20-something voters: His hunky Latino nephew. The oldest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his Mexican-born wife Columba, George Prescott Bush was born in Houston on April 24, 1976. George P. (or “P” as he is called by family members) lived with his parents in Venezuela for three years. In 1979, the growing family moved to Miami, where he was raised while attending private schools. George P. earned a history degree from Rice University in 1998. He immediately entered...
  • Editorial: We recommend Bush in GOP race for land commissioner ("minimally experienced")

    02/13/2014 6:38:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/11/14 | Editorial Board
    As Texas land commissioner, Jerry Patterson was a staunchly conservative, hard-charging powerhouse. We didn’t always agree with him, but he commanded respect. Too bad, now that he’s running for lieutenant governor, the GOP primary doesn’t boast a candidate of similar caliber. Voters must choose between the minimally experienced George P. Bush and his tea party opponent, David Watts. In this race, Bush is the better choice. The 37-year-old energy consultant no doubt benefits from his family’s political dynasty. But Bush told us that, while he respects his family, his persuasiveness on the campaign trail is what will sway voters toward...
  • George P. Bush: “My message to dreamers is to keep dreaming” (Flashback)

    02/13/2014 6:13:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Voxxi News ^ | 10/22/12 | Toni Belchi
    For George P. Bush, the nephew of the former U.S. President, George W. Bush, the Latino vote “has a critical importance in the national election, specifically in states like Florida, Nevada and Colorado,” and he has a message for the dreamers, “keep dreaming” to reach U.S. citizenship. -snip- VOXXI: What does Spanish language represent for you? You father, former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, speaks Spanish very well. And you? George P. Bush: (In Spanish) More or less. I have to practice (Spanish) in Texas. English is the first language everywhere but I’m proud of my Hispanic heritage. When I...
  • George P. Bush running: Return of a Texas dynasty? (Flashback)

    02/13/2014 5:57:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor AP ^ | 3/13/14 | Will Weissert
    George P. Bush running for Texas land commissioner? Will George P. Bush, the grandson of George H. Bush, continue the political dynasty? George Prescott Bush filed the official paperwork Tuesday to run for Texas land commissioner next year, hoping to use a little-known but powerful post to continue his family's political dynasty in one of the country's most-conservative states. A Spanish-speaking attorney and consultant based in Fort Worth, Bush is considered a rising star among conservative Hispanics, and his political pedigree is hard to match. He is the grandson of former PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush, the nephew of former President George...
  • George P. Bush stumps in Valley, says Abbott’s comments ‘taken out of context’

    02/13/2014 5:53:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 2/12/14 | Karen Antonacci
    HIDALGO — George P. Bush began his four-minute speech to an audience of 40 in Spanish. Looking around the three-quarters full room at the Hidalgo Chamber Wednesday afternoon, the Republican primary candidate for Texas Land Commissioner said he wanted support from Democrats. He emphasized that he is proud of his “Spanish heritage.” Bush, 38, is the nephew of former U.S. President George W. Bush and the son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush. His mother is Columba Bush, who was born in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. When asked how his non-Hispanic and famous surname would affect his chances with...
  • July 10, 2012: George P. Bush: A Political Dynasty's Young Hope

    02/11/2014 2:45:42 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 7/10/12 | Molly Ball
    The fourth-generation heir to the Bush political dynasty, groomed for office since his childhood, is coming of age and building a political network. His great-grandfather was a senator, his grandfather and uncle presidents, his father governor of Florida. Now a new George Bush is contemplating going into the family business. George Prescott Garnica Bush, known to friends as "P," is not just a chip off the old preppy block. The 36-year-old son of Jeb Bush and nephew of W. is Hispanic -- his mother, Columba, is from Mexico -- with brown skin, thick black hair, and a toothy, gleaming smile....
  • November 12, 2012: George P. Bush Is Ready to Save the GOP

    02/11/2014 2:39:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 11/12/12 | Andre Tartar
    The Republican grousing began right away on Election Night once Florida began tilting towards Obama, with some on the right predictably blaming Romney as too middle-of-the-road, while the vast majority of GOP pundits zeroed in on what really lost them the White House: the party's horrendous performance among Hispanics, the fastest growing slice of the electorate. All of a sudden Fox News's Sean Hannity was in favor of "a pathway to citizenship" for illegal immigrants, and his peers were all gaga for rising Hispanic GOP stars like Florida Senator Marco Rubio, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, and Texas Senator Elect...
  • August 7, 2012: Is America ready for another George Bush? (George P. Bush Flashback)

    02/11/2014 2:27:01 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Power Players/Yahoo ^ | 8/7/12 | Jonathan Karl, Richard Coolidge, Sherisse Pham, Gregory Lemos & Sarah Burke
    George Bush is going to the Republican National Convention this year. Not George W Bush, not George HW Bush but George Prescott Bush, the eldest son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. He is challenging the republican party to once again be a "big tent" party, especially when it comes to reaching out to hispanics. As the grandson and nephew of the 41st and 43rd presidents of the United States respectively, George P Bush is the heir to a long political heritage. His father Jeb - the popular former Florida governor - had until recently been considered a possible vice...
  • George P. Bush Hints at Running for Office While Campaigning for Romney (Flashback)

    02/10/2014 11:19:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 10/20/12 | Elizabeth Llorente
    George P. Bush hopes to be the next in the political family dynasty to hold public office, he said in an interview with Fox News Latino on Saturday. Bush, who generally has avoided discussing his plans for his own political future, said that possibly “in the next election cycle” he’ll focus on holding public office in Texas, where he lives. Some political insiders in Texas have been raising 2014 as a year when Bush might figure prominently as a candidate. Though he did not get specific about what office he is eying, political observers have mentioned Texas State Attorney General...
  • January 17, 2014: G.P. Bush Prepares to Enter Office as Dewhurst Looks to Life After Politics

    02/10/2014 11:07:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    KERA ^ | 1/17/14 | TREY SHAAR
    George P. Bush has more than $2.8 million to spend on his campaign for Texas Land Commissioner. His two main challengers, a Republican and a Democrat, have a combined total of around $20,000. Democrat John Cook, former Mayor of El Paso, reports raising about $13,000 since June. Republican David Watts's campaign finance filing this week indicates fundraising in the second half of 2013 of about $7,000. Dr. Brian Smith is a professor of political science at St. Edward’s University in Austin. He says what the Bush campaign is doing is a tried and true intimidation tactic. “He’s over-raising money to...
  • George P. Bush senses rare opportunity in bid for land commissioner

    02/10/2014 7:48:50 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 6/26/13 | ANNA M. TINSLEY
    In the end, George P. Bush followed his grandmother’s advice. He worked hard to establish himself in the business world, as former first lady Barbara Bush suggested, before considering a bid for public office. Now at age 37, Bush said he’s ready and focused “like a laser” on winning his bid to become Texas land commissioner. “From Day One, my grandmother’s advice was to succeed in your own right and make a name for yourself,” Bush told the Star-Telegram on Tuesday. “I feel on a personal and professional level, this is finally the right time” to run for office. Especially...
  • Can George P. Bush trade on his name and ethnicity?

    02/10/2014 7:23:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Voxxi News ^ | 1/14/14 | Tony Castro
    “P! P! P! Over here, P! Throw it here!” The adolescent voices were shrill and insistent, like those of any group of teenage boys playing in front yards. And about the only word that was clearly identifiable was the same consonant that kept repeating and echoing in the predominantly Latino neighborhood in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles. “P! P! P!” P was a tall, dark, gangly youth who was throwing passes to a group of Hispanic boys over whom he towered not so much in height as in sheer charisma, seeming dripping from his face in the...
  • Rand Paul Asks George P. Bush How to Reach Hispanic Voters

    02/09/2014 9:45:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/9/14 | Cathy Burke
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul asked for some advice from Texas GOP rising star George P. Bush on how to reach out to Hispanic voters — and got a simple recommendation: Show up, Politico reported. “Really I wanted to get advice from him, as much as anything, about how the party grows in Texas and states with large Hispanic populations,” Paul, who's considered a possible GOP candidate for president in 2016, said after stumping for a state senate candidate in Dallas. Bush, whose mother is from Mexico, has pushed for expanding the GOP reach to Hispanics. Paul said Bush recommended...
  • Is George P. Bush padding his resume?

    02/08/2014 12:30:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    LawFlog ^ | 12/2/13 | Ty Clevenger
    In his campaign for Texas Land Commissioner, George P. Bush (son of Jeb, nephew of George W., and grandson of George H.W.) claims that he is a businessman, touting the fact that he is a founder of St. Augustine Partners in Fort Worth. But what, exactly, is St. Augustine Partners? According to the certificate of formation filed with the Texas Secretary of State, St. Augustine Partners is a limited liability company that was formed in 2007. As of a May 13, 2013 change-of-address report filed with the secretary of state, its business address is East 4th Street, Suite 201, Fort...
  • Paul: GOP too narrow

    02/08/2014 10:19:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/8/14 | Mike Lillis
    Promoting Republican outreach to Hispanics, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said this week that the GOP must expand its appeal if it expects to remain politically relevant. "The party has to be bigger across the country, not only appealing to people of various ethnic background but various economic backgrounds," Paul said Friday during a sweep through Texas, CNN reported. The remarks came following a meeting with George P. Bush, the 37-year-old son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who's vying to become the next Texas Land Commissioner. Paul, a conservative firebrand who's long-been critical of establishment Republicans like the Bush family,...
  • Rand Paul, George P. Bush talk Hispanic outreach

    02/08/2014 10:13:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/14 | KATIE GLUECK
    Sen. Rand Paul on Friday met with George P. Bush, a rising star in Texas GOP politics, to discuss how to broaden the Republican Party’s appeal in diverse communities. “Really I wanted to get advice from him, as much as anything, about how the party grows in Texas and states with large Hispanic populations,” Paul (R-Ky.) told POLITICO backstage after stumping for a state senate candidate here. Bush recommended “showing up” in those communities, Paul said. The senator, who has said he is seriously considering a 2016 presidential bid, often talks about the importance of growing the Republican Party, and...
  • George P. Bush Says G.O.P. Needs ‘Honest Solution’ on Immigration (Flashback)

    02/07/2014 9:26:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/12 | JEFF ZELENY
    George P. Bush said on Tuesday that “it’s never too late” for Mitt Romney to take a leadership role in the immigration debate, but he acknowledged Republicans were outflanked by President Obama’s election-year decision to allow hundreds of illegal immigrants to remain in the country without fear of deportation. “Governor Romney had an opportunity to get in front of the president on the issue,” said Mr. Bush, 36, the son of former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. “But the president clearly has taken the initiative on it.” Mr. Bush, who is urging younger voters to increase their participation in the...
  • George P. Bush ‘concerned’ about GOP immigration stance (Flashback)

    02/07/2014 9:04:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/10/12 | CNN Political Unit
    George P. Bush, nephew of George W. Bush and grandson of George H. W. Bush, said he has “reservations” and “concerns” about the Republican Party’s rhetoric on immigration. In a sit-down with CNN reporters and producers Tuesday, Bush said that he and other Republicans wish the party would “return to George W. Bush on this issue,” referring to the former president’s bipartisan push to reform the nation’s immigration policy. But with Election Day fast approaching, Bush said it’s probably too late for Republicans to pivot away from the party’s conservative base and seize the political high ground on the immigration...
  • The Brief: George P. Calls Out "Ignorant Statements" on Hispanics

    02/07/2014 8:21:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 1/16/14 | John Reynolds
    Land commissioner candidate George P. Bush has some pointed words for fellow Republicans who denigrate Hispanics. “If we're going to be successful and be considered credible in the Hispanic community, we’ve got to denounce some of the ignorant statements that are made about Hispanics and the contributions we make," he told the Tribune's Alexa Ura. His comments come on the heels of a controversial statement on the Denton County Republican Party's website that referred to the expected Democratic top of the ticket as “Abortion Barbie with Hispanic Sen. Leticia Van de Putte as her running mate.”
  • Jeb's son eyes Texas Land Commissioner post (Jeb's fundraising plea for George P. - Flashback)

    02/07/2014 7:52:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 11/14/12 | Adam C Smith
    It's been no secret that Jeb Bush's son, George P. Bush, has an interest in political office, and now he's taking steps to run for Texas Land Commissioner, which is a much more important office in the Lonestar state than it might sound. Here's a letter former Gov. Jeb Bush sent out seeking support for his son: November 13th, 2012 Dear Jeb Alumni member: Last week, George P. opened a campaign account to explore the opportunity to run for statewide office in Texas. I am writing to ask that you consider making a personal contribution as he begins his quest...
  • George P. Bush begins statewide bus tour in Pasadena

    02/07/2014 7:29:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/14/14 | Kevin Reece
    “It’s not Air Force One, but it will do,” George P. Bush said with a laugh as he boarded a custom bus for a state-wide tour in his bid to become the next George Bush to put his stamp on Texas politics. Bush, who announced his candidacy for Texas Land Commissioner last March, began his bus tour Tuesday in Pasadena at the South East Harris County Republican Headquarters. -snip- "This is probably the youngest and most exciting Republican candidate the party has seen probably in about 30 years,” said Rice University professor and KHOU Political Analyst Bob Stein. "Not only...
  • Family name means a lot in land commissioner race (Another LSM endorsement for George P. Bush)

    02/07/2014 7:17:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 2/6/14 | Editorial Board
    In case you haven’t heard, George Bush wants to be your next Land Commissioner. No, the former two-term president is not returning to the public sphere. But his nephew, Fort Worth resident George Prescott Bush, is seeking the statewide office soon to be vacated by Jerry Patterson. Bush is one of two Republican primary candidates. Being part of a political dynasty is a double-edged sword. Many will be skeptical of a fourth-generation politician whose name and fortune would be enough to carry him to victory. Fortunately, Bush has talents and experience to recommend him to the position, which serves schools...
  • Charlie Crist invokes Jeb Bush on condition of GOP

    02/06/2014 10:14:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/16 | Dana Davidsen
    Charlie Crist, the Republican-turned-Democrat who is running for governor in Florida, echoed former Gov. Jeb Bush in describing what he characterizes as an extremist turn in the GOP. "I think I'll quote Jeb Bush. He said it better than I ever could. Today's Republican Party, at least the leadership, is perceived as being anti-women, anti-minority, anti-immigrant, anti-education, anti-gay couples, anti-environment," Crist said Wednesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Live." "Pretty soon, there's nobody left in the room," he added. A potential 2016 presidential candidate, Jeb Bush, who preceded Crist as governor of Florida, has said the GOP needs to alter a...
  • George P. Bush: More than a legacy

    02/06/2014 7:14:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 2/2/14 | Latin Times
    AUSTIN, Texas — George Prescott Bush stood among the ladies at the Concho Valley Republican Women’s meeting in San Angelo as they spoke about how attractive the contender for the Texas General Land Office commissioner was. A Hispanic woman joked in Spanish to him that the boyish man of 37 with a broad smile looked better in person than on TV. George P. Bush is the nephew of former President George W. Bush and the son of Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida. At the meeting in late September he had already been campaigning for 11 months, having delivered...
  • McNeely: George P. and the Bushes

    02/06/2014 4:34:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/5/14 | Dave McNeely
    The Bushes don’t hanker to inch up the political ladder. They start at or near the top. For four generations, it’s either Congress or statewide office. George P. Bush, 37, is no exception. Brandishing the well-known Bush brand, he announced early in September 2012 that he would run for a statewide office, and was considering several, maybe attorney general. He filed papers that November to run statewide. The same month, George P.’s father, Jeb, emailed a donor list seeking support for his son in 2014 for land commissioner. In January 2013, Bush confirmed he was running for the office, which...
  • George P 'held on burglary charge at 18' (Flashback)

    02/06/2014 4:28:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/9/2000 | Ben Fenton
    GEORGE P BUSH, the 24-year-old nephew of the Republican presidential candidate and a pin-up for the party, was arrested for burglary when he was 18, according to a report yesterday. A television station in Florida said Mr Bush was arrested six years ago for breaking into the house of a girlfriend in the Killian area of Miami. Police were said to have drawn up a report in which he was accused of burglary and "criminal mischief", having driven his four-wheel-drive vehicle over two front lawns in the affluent suburb.
  • Bush for Texas land commissioner

    02/05/2014 4:42:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 1/31/14 | Editorial Board
    The slam against George P. Bush and his run for the GOP Texas land commissioner nomination is that he is campaigning on his dynastic name and harbors hopes for higher office. To which the easy responses are: It's a fine political pedigree in Texas, if not always on the national stage, and he has a record of personal accomplishments in business and the military in any case. Also, if ambition were a deal-killer, the state would have no elected officials. And there's this: Bush, 37, offers hope for a bridge to more thoughtful, inclusive politics as the state's demographic profile...
  • George P. Bush makes stop in Tyler (Willow Brook Country Club)

    02/05/2014 8:05:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    KLTV ^ | 1/28/14 | KLTV
    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - George P. Bush made a stop in Tyler on Tuesday morning, part of a fundraising tour through Texas. Bush, a Fort Worth native, is running for Texas Land Commissioner and spoke with KLTV at a fundraiser event at Willow Brook Country Club.
  • George P. Bush running multimillion-dollar campaign

    02/05/2014 7:48:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Ft Worth Star Telegram ^ | 1/23/14 | ANNA M. TINSLEY
    George P. Bush recently added more than $750,0000 to his already multi-million dollar campaign war chest, in his quest to become the state’s next land commissioner. His fundraising efforts dwarfed those of other candidates in the race, fellow Republican David Watts of Gilmer, who raised another $7,000 for his campaign, and Democrat John Cook, who raised more than $13,000, according to recent campaign finance reports. “He’s got the same name as two former presidents of the United States,” said Jim Riddlesperger, a political science professor at Texas Christian University. “When your name is George Bush, you are going to be...
  • The Next George Bush (George P. Bush)

    02/05/2014 7:44:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/26/14 | CHRISTOPHER HOOKS
    Can the heir to America's oldest political dynasty save the GOP? It’s an unseasonably warm midwinter day when a giant blue campaign bus arrives at a downscale strip mall in Pasadena, Texas, announcing the imminent return of a Republican dynasty. George Prescott Bush, the scion of arguably the most successful political family in American history, is launching a statewide bus tour that will introduce him to public prominence as he runs for commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, an important but generally obscure statewide position. Bush is a lock: He faces no serious challengers, a fact attributable largely to...
  • Time is now for immigration reform

    12/20/2013 3:18:48 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/13 | Jeb Bush Jr.
    As our members of Congress head home to enjoy the holiday recess and start of the New Year, I look back at all the progress we’ve made on immigration in 2013 — building a nationwide coalition of leaders who carry a bible, wear a badge or own a business — and I look forward to what 2014 holds in store for reform. Wide acknowledgement from Republican House leadership — and support among Republican constituents — shows that immigration reform is definitely not a “dead” issue, but one with great opportunity in 2014. Every member of the House leadership team has...
  • George P. takes baby steps away from Bush name

    12/15/2013 10:31:56 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2013 | WILL WEISSERT
    Notable quote: "But rather than campaigning on the mainstream Republicanism embodied by the family name, Bush says he's "a movement conservative" more in line with the tea party."
  • Jeb Bush touts conservative credentials in New York City

    11/25/2013 2:45:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/18/13 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Jeb Bush swore by his own conservative credentials and said that he’s a “practicing” conservative who would put his record “up against anybody that’s in Congress right now” in a question-and-answer session in New York City Monday night. -snip- And he described House Speaker John Boehner as “totally committed” to immigration reform but he said there’s “a lot of disarray right now” within the Republican caucus. He predicted a single “comprehensive” bill will pass “in the spring,” a “stripped-down version” of the Senate bill. -snip- He cautioned that his party needed to abandon a strategy of appealing to “older white...
  • Report: Jeb Bush might jump into 2016 race if Christie looks weak outside the northeast

    11/15/2013 8:39:08 AM PST · by Bratch · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “Second look at Chris Christie?” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gets all the love as the current GOP front-runner for 2016 (to the extent there can even be a front runner three years out.) But there is growing chatter in elite New York financial circles that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is giving more serious consideration to getting in the race, especially if it appears at any point that Christie is not drawing big national appeal beyond the northeast. Several plugged in GOP sources said Bush has moved from almost certainly staying out to a 30 percent chance...
  • Bush prescribes conservative blueprint for Washington

    10/29/2013 1:48:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/28/13 | Dana Davidsen
    A prominent figure in the Republican party and one to watch as 2016 approaches, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Monday night offered a fiscal and social blueprint for the conservative movement, pushing for economic freedom and a repeal of Obamacare. Speaking before a crowd of who's-who in the Republican Party, Bush decried Washington's current fiscal path as bogged down with unnecessary bureaucratic regulations and laden with policies that benefit the rich while disenfranchising the working-class. "Our current policy awards portfolio Americans at the expense of pay check America while enabling the greatest sustained deficits in American history," -snip- "Much of...
  • Jeb Bush, Son Divided Over Ted Cruz And Obamacare [The Youngster Supports Ted]

    10/21/2013 7:13:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 10/20/13 | Andrew Kaczinsky
    Former Republican Governor of Florida Jeb Bush and his son are at odds over Ted Cruz and Obamacare. The younger Bush, George P Bush, who is a candidate for Texas land commissioner, had supported efforts by Ted Cruz to defund Obamacare....
  • Jeb Bush Advises Sen. Ted Cruz to ‘Have a Bit of Self-Restraint’

    10/21/2013 6:28:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 93 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/20/13 | Noah Rothman
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush sat down with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on Sunday for a discussion about the Republican tactics which led to the government shutdown. Bush said that he sympathizes with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) desire to defund the Affordable Care Act, but advised hi m to exercise a “bit of self-restraint” when it comes to tactics. Bush began by taking aim at Cruz’s tactics. He observed that the GOP actually lost ground with the public over the course of the shutdown and ironically made significantly reforming the ACA that much harder. “Tactically it...
  • Pelosi Heaps Praise On Bush For His ‘Beautiful Words’ On Immigration

    07/13/2013 1:37:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 11, 2013 - 2:13 PM | Taylor Knopf
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) praised former President George W. Bush for the “beautiful words” on immigration voiced by the former president at a naturalization ceremony in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday. “In the beautiful words of President Bush, that he spoke about yesterday in his speech and has over time, we have to respect what immigration is to our country. I believe that it is the source of constant reinvigoration of America,” Pelosi said Thursday during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill, which can be viewed on CSPAN. “I’ve said over and over again that President Bush had...