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Texas 2022 Elections

George P. Bush’s defeat could be the end of the line for a four-generation political dynasty

Bush’s defeat in the race for attorney general could mark the end of a four-generation political dynasty, and the end of an era of Texas politics that began when the first George Bush moved to Odessa in 1948.

George P. Bush during his watch party at Central Machine Works in Austin on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
George P. Bush gives a speech at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia on August 3, 2000. His uncle, George W. Bush, was set to accept the Republican nomination for president later in the evening.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush looks toward his son George P. Bush and wife Columba before addressing a town hall during a campaign stop in Salem, New Hampshire on Feb. 7, 2016.

Bush history

President George H.W. Bush at the White House after he addressed U.S. troops defending Saudi Arabia, on August 29, 1990.
Former President George W. Bush speaks at the 2016 NASCO Continental Reunion at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.

George P.’s rise coincides with the Tea Party

George P. Bush with his mother, Columba, father, Jeb, and wife, Amanda, during Bush's swearing in as Texas Land Commissioner on Jan. 2, 2015.
The Alamo Cenotaph at Alamo Plaza in San Antonio commemorates the Battle of the Alamo. Jan. 7, 2019.

The ‘D word’


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