Tribpedia: George P. Bush

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George Prescott Garnica Bush, more commonly known as George P. Bush, is the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Columba Garnica Gallo. He is the nephew of former President George W. Bush and the grandson of George H.W. Bush. He currently works in private equity firms he founded or co-founded; additionally, he serves as the chairman of ...

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Video: George P. Bush at The Tribune Festival

Watch Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith's one-on-one conversation with George P. Bush, the Republican nominee for land commissioner, at The 2014 Texas Tribune Festival. 

Watch Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith's one-on-one conversation with George P. Bush, the Republican nominee for land commissioner, at The 2014 Texas Tribune Festival. 

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, Sen. Wendy Davis, and Sen. Royce West took part in the Stand with Texas Women Rally at the Capitol on July 1, 2013.
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, Sen. Wendy Davis, and Sen. Royce West took part in the Stand with Texas Women Rally at the Capitol on July 1, 2013.

Analysis: Democrats Found Candidates, if Not Voters

A year ago, Texas Democrats were still looking for candidates willing to jump into races Republicans have been winning for 20 years. Now the candidates are looking for Democrats, hoping there's a chance to break the pattern. 

U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, left, is framing his Senate campaign around how he can help U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, right better than current incumbent John Cornyn.
U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, left, is framing his Senate campaign around how he can help U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, right better than current incumbent John Cornyn.

The Brief: Cruz Forces Leadership's Hand on Debt Limit

Ted Cruz put his party's Senate leaders in a tough spot Wednesday: vote against the Democrats on raising the debt limit and risk damaging global markets, or vote with the Democrats and hand Tea Party challengers a line of attack.

George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, delivers keynote address at 4th Annual State Legislative Conference
George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, delivers keynote address at 4th Annual State Legislative Conference

Bush's Run Adds to Debate on Hispanics and GOP

Fighting the perception that Hispanic candidates struggle to win statewide Republican primaries, many party officials have pointed to George P. Bushwho is half Hispanic and the odds-on favorite in the 2014 land commissioner's race. Despite Bush's status as a favorite, many political observers say he should not be seen as the start of a trend. 

State Rep. Rick Perry with Railroad Commissioner John Sharp (D) on the floor of the House during the 70th Legislative session, May 20, 1987.
State Rep. Rick Perry with Railroad Commissioner John Sharp (D) on the floor of the House during the 70th Legislative session, May 20, 1987.

The Brief: Texas Political News for Dec. 16, 2013

The week starts with questions over whether the Texas A&M regents' decision on Saturday to tap the chancellor's favorite for interim president over the governor's favored candidate will lead to more controversy in College Station.

George P. Bush
George P. Bush

This Land Is Your Land. Now What?

Texas Weekly

The theory that being elected Texas land commissioner can serve as a launching pad for higher office has gained traction since George P. Bush decided earlier this year to run for the position. Analysts say the position isn’t as well-defined as agriculture commissioner or comptroller. It's also less volatile. 

George P. Bush at the state Capitol on Jan. 7, 2013, the day before the beginning of the 83rd session.
George P. Bush at the state Capitol on Jan. 7, 2013, the day before the beginning of the 83rd session.

So Far, George P. Bush Running at Arm's Length

At the Texas Legislative Conference in New Braunfels on Friday, newbie political candidate George P. Bush was smooth, cautious and unremarkable. His aim was to get used to the spotlight without making a bad impression, and he got the job done.

Video: George P. Bush Keynotes Legislative Conference

George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, delivered the keynote address at the 47th Annual State Legislative Conference in New Braunfels on Friday, telling the audience he's interested in education, in cutting regulations and taxes, and in helping the 1.7 million veterans expected to live in or return to the state over the next few years. After his talk, he left through a side door without talking to potential supporters or answering questions from reporters.

George P. Bush at the state Capitol on Jan. 7, 2013, the day before the beginning of the 83rd session.
George P. Bush at the state Capitol on Jan. 7, 2013, the day before the beginning of the 83rd session.

Bush Filing Clears the Air, But Only a Little Bit

Texas Weekly

George P. Bush is running for land commissioner, clearing the way for other politicians who want to run in 2014 but don't want to run against that famous last name. But the filing doesn't end the speculation — it just changes it.

George P. Bush Announces Bid for Land Commissioner

George P. Bush told state election officials Tuesday he will run for land commissioner in 2014. He had previously filed papers required for anyone raising campaign funds in the state, but hadn’t officially specified what office he might seek.

In an interview with the Tribune, he had said he was leaning toward the General Land Office but had not made a decision. Since then, he has been the subject of speculation in political conversations about other 2014 races.

The current land commissioner, Jerry Patterson, plans to run for lieutenant governor in 2014, which would leave his office open to all comers. He talked to Bush on Tuesday and said the announcement lets the new candidate focus on what he’s doing instead of on speculation. “If your name is Bush, its hard to control the message,” Patterson said.

Bush has been making some public appearances but has concentrated on raising money during the legislative session. That’s an outsider’s advantage: State officeholders are prohibited from raising political money during legislative sessions. Private citizens like Bush can use that time to try to get a head start before next year’s March primaries.

George P. Bush
George P. Bush

George P. Bush: The TT Interview

The co-founder of the Hispanic Republicans of Texas political action committee about his first run for office — a statewide effort for land commissioner in 2014 — about ideological divisions in the GOP, about Hispanics and Republicans in Texas, and about why he's getting into the family business. 

State Comptroller Susan Combs makes a face while delivering a keynote speech at the Texas Republican Convention June 8, 2012.
State Comptroller Susan Combs makes a face while delivering a keynote speech at the Texas Republican Convention June 8, 2012.

Candidates for 2014 Already Getting Busy

The 2012 elections just ended, and whether you're ready for it or not, the candidates for 2014 have already started their political engines. The state’s aspiring political talents are eager to move up — more so than usual because they have not had open seats to grab. Now, maybe — maybe — they will.

George P. Bush
George P. Bush

What if Bush Leapfrogged Other Texas Republicans?

The fresh face from the Bush political dynasty — George P. Bush — has thrown the political gauntlet, filing papers in anticipation of a 2014 political bid. While most of the conversation has focused on lesser statewide offices, from land commissioner to comptroller, what if Bush wanted to run for governor? Is he a threat to Republicans who've been patiently waiting their turns?