Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush Wins Republican Nomination

George P. Bush Talks About Primary Night WinTexas Land Commissioner George P. Bush talks about winning the Republican nomination to keep his post, topping a primary challenger from the right. (Published 5 minutes ago)

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has won the Republican nomination to keep his post, topping a primary challenger from the right.

Bush, whose grandfather and uncle were president and whose father was Florida’s governor, beat his predecessor as land commissioner, Jerry Patterson, Tuesday. The 41-year-old Bush immediately becomes the overwhelming favorite for re-election in November.

Jeb Bush talks to reporters about his son George P. Bush’s successful Texas Land Commissioner campaign on primary night in Austin.

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Bush began the year with $3.4 million in campaign funds compared to Patterson’s roughly $100,000. He won despite campaigning lightly, spending much of his time visiting parts of Texas hit by Hurricane Harvey after his agency was tapped to lead the state’s housing recovery efforts.

Patterson criticized Bush for bungling the post-Harvey rebuild and a makeover of the Alamo in San Antonio. Bush was endorsed by President Donald Trump and his son, Donald Jr.

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