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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Greg Abbott Crushes Wendy Davis in GOP Sweep

Republican Greg Abbott celebrates with family after winning governor's race in a landslide.
Republican Greg Abbott celebrates with family after winning governor's race in a landslide.

As expected, Attorney General Greg Abbott crushed Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis in a landslide in the Texas governor's race. Abbott, 56, who will become the first Texas governor in a wheelchair, presided over a sweep of the statewide ballot and helped usher in a whole new crop of Republican leaders.

Newly-elected Land Commissioner George P. Bush speaking at the GOP Election night party at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas on Nov. 4, 2014.
Newly-elected Land Commissioner George P. Bush speaking at the GOP Election night party at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas on Nov. 4, 2014.

Republicans Extend Statewide Streak to 16 Years

Texas Democrats maintained their 16-year losing streak on Election Day, with Republicans decisively sweeping all 15 statewide races on the ballot. As of late Tuesday, Republicans were leading by more than 20 percentage points in all of the statewide races. Texans have not elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994.

 

 

 

The second and final gubernatorial debate between Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, was held in Dallas on Sept. 30.
The second and final gubernatorial debate between Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, was held in Dallas on Sept. 30.

Debates Few and Far Between Among Statewide Races

Candidates for three of the eight major statewide races on this year’s November ballot appear likely to reach Election Day without ever engaging in a debate with their opponent. Televised debates were recently scheduled for the races for U.S. Senate and state comptroller.

Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey on WFAA-TV's "Inside Texas Politics" on Oct. 5, 2014.
Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey on WFAA-TV's "Inside Texas Politics" on Oct. 5, 2014.

Inside Texas Politics: Ebola

This week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics with host Jason Wheeler, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey is dominated by talk of the first appearance of the Ebola virus in the U.S. 

Barbara Pierce Bush speaks at a fundraising lunch on Wednesday in Dallas for Alley's House, which provides mentoring, education and support to teen mothers.
Barbara Pierce Bush speaks at a fundraising lunch on Wednesday in Dallas for Alley's House, which provides mentoring, education and support to teen mothers.

Younger Barbara Bush Looks to Global Health

Six years after her father left the White House, Barbara Pierce Bush says that she is happy where she is now — heading a nonprofit she co-founded in 2008 called Global Health Corps — and that she has no plans to run for office. She spoke at a Dallas charity event on Wednesday.

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.