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George P. Bush Formally Files To Run For Land Commissioner

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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. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is getting another Bush on the ballot.

George P. Bush has formally filed to run for land commissioner.

The grandson of one former president and nephew of another filed Tuesday with the Texas Republican Party. Former El Paso Democratic Mayor John Cook is running against Bush in next November’s election.

They are vying to replace Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, who is running for lieutenant governor.

A Spanish-speaker, Bush is the son of ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. His grandfather and uncle are former Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush, who was also Texas governor.

George P. has worked to tamp down lofty expectations as he seeks a relatively little-known post.

Still, the Texas  GOP has touted him and his family’s famous political surname as key to wooing Hispanic voters.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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