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Are you ready for … another George Bush?

posted at 1:55 pm on November 9, 2012 by

We’ll soon see if Texas is.  George P. Bush, Jeb’s son, has taken the first step to running for public office in Texas, even though no one’s quite sure which office he wants:

George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night.

The younger Bush, a Fort Worth resident, filed a campaign treasurer appointment Wednesday, a requirement for someone to become a candidate under campaign finance law, Tim Sorrells, general counsel for the Texas Ethics Commission, told The Associated Press.

Sorrells said the report does not specify what office Bush might seek, if any, and he had no other details on the filing, which wasn’t available online. Bush did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment, and no phone listing for him could be found.

We’ve known that George P has had political ambitions since the days of his uncle’s presidency.  Bush told reporters two months ago that he had his eye on several different political offices in the state.  Bush, who has Hispanic background, co-founded Hispanic Republicans for Texas and has helped recruit Hispanic candidates for the GOP.  If the name doesn’t prove to be a hindrance rather than a boost, Bush could help connect the various factions within the GOP if he can succeed in getting himself elected to a significant office.

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