George P. Bush Faces High Expectations

FRISCO, Texas (July 20, 2013)--George P. Bush, 37, whose grandfather and uncle were presidents and whose father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, may run for the White House in 2016 is faced with the challenge of keeping his family's powerful past from overwhelming his present aspirations.

He’s easing into his first campaign for elected office in Texas, facing lofty expectations that he will help save a Republican Party in Texas that's endangered by the state's booming Latino population.

Bush is running for state land commissioner, a post unfamiliar to most Texans, because he says it best suits his skills, and not because it could launch him to bigger things in the largest Republican-leaning state.

Bush has raised $3.3 million since November even though no Democratic candidate has yet emerged for the post.


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