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Bush Wins Texas GOP Land Commissioner Nomination

Updated: Tuesday, March 4 2014, 08:22 PM CST

Yet another Bush may be rising among the ranks in Texas politics.

George P. Bush, the 37-year-old son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, easily defeated businessman David Watts to secure the Republican nomination for Texas land commissioner Tuesday.

George P. Bush's mother, Columba, is from Mexico. His grandfather and uncle are former Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush, who also was a Texas governor.

The Fort Worth attorney has worked to tamp down lofty expectations. But the Texas GOP has touted him and his political royalty surname as key to wooing Hispanic voters.

Bush becomes the overwhelming favorite in November against former El Paso Democratic Mayor John Cook.

He has raised $3.5-plus million -- an unheard of sum for land commissioner, who administers state-owned lands and mineral resources.

Get election results here: http://bit.ly/1lwPf4r

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Bush Wins Texas GOP Land Commissioner Nomination


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