The Brief: Top Texas News for Jan. 15, 2013

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If money's a show of strength, George P. Bush — who's angling for statewide office — just came out swinging.

The Associated Press reports that Bush, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, raised more than $1.3 million from Nov. 7 to Dec. 31.

Bush's considerable haul came partly from family members and figures with political ties to the Bushes. According to the AP, Jeb Bush and former President George W. Bush, the younger Bush's uncle, each donated $50,000. Prolific GOP donors like Houston homebuilder Bob Perry and Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons ...

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