George P. Bush Political Debut

FRISCO, Texas — Here’s the dilemma for George P. Bush, the latest scion of an American political dynasty.

How does the 37-year-old whose grandfather and uncle were presidents and whose ex-governor father may run for the White House in 2016 keep his family’s powerful past from overwhelming his present?

How can he ease into his first campaign for elected office amid lofty expectations that he will help save a Republican Party in Texas that’s endangered by the state’s booming Latino population?

He’s running for state land commissioner, a post unfamiliar to most Texans, because he says it best suits his skills, 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 emerged for the job.


Source: Associated Press