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Texas 2022 Elections

In his bid for attorney general, George P. Bush pitches himself as the toughest candidate on the border

Political observers say the move is a gamble. All three other major Republican candidates for attorney general, including incumbent Ken Paxton, have strong stances on border security.

Border Patrol Union President Brandon Judd shows Texas Land Commissioner and attorney general candidate George P. Bush a section of deteriorated border wall near Del Rio on Dec. 8, 2021. Bush met with Border Patrol Union leaders during a campaign tour of several different border communities.
Current Texas Land Commissioner and candidate for attorney general George P. Bush speaks to National Border Patrol Council labor union reps on Dec. 7, in El Paso.
Members of the Texas National Guard, seen here on Dec. 8, work 12- to 13-hour shifts guarding the Texas border wall, construction crews and materials near Del Rio. Thousands of National Guard troops were deployed to Del Rio after an increase in migration at the southern border.
Current Texas Land Commissioner and candidate for attorney general George P. Bush visits the border barrier that separates Sunland Park, New Mexico and Juarez, Mexico alongside National Border Patrol Council labor union reps on Dec. 7, in Sunland Park, NM.

Political theater

Current Texas Land Commissioner and candidate for Attorney General George P. Bush visits the border barrier that separates Sunland Park, New Mexico and Juarez, Mexico on Dec. 7, 2021.

Border balancing act

A U.S. Border Patrol airboat patrols the Rio Grande alongside shipping containers that form a makeshift border wall in Eagle Pass on Nov. 20, 2021.

Is border enforcement working?

Texas attorney general candidate George P. Bush listens to National Border Patrol Union Local 2455 members Chris Cabrera and Oscar Vela as they explain how the area is monitored on Dec. 9, 2021, during a visit to a known illegal crossing site behind City Ready Mix in Laredo, as part of a border tour in South Texas.

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