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Austin — Texas Land Secretary George P. Bush, the successor to Texas’ most lasting political dynasty, officially announced Wednesday night that he would challenge Republican Ken Paxton in the Attorney General’s primary next year. ..
Bush, grandson of President George HW Bush and nephew of President and former Governor of Texas George W. Bush, followed Paxton for his long-standing securities fraud.
President Bush has a scandal that plagues one of our top positions at a bar in downtown Austin, which is crowded with supporters.
Bush, 45, is in his second term as a Land Commissioner, overseeing Texas beaches and other state-owned lands. The Attorney General’s Office, where Paxton served for almost two terms, represents the state primarily in civil proceedings.
In 2016, Bush, who led efforts to keep Texas in the Republican line, broke up with most of his family by accepting Donald Trump’s presidential candidate. Bush’s father, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, was one of Trump’s rivals before the young Bush formed an alliance with the then president.
During the kick-off of Wednesday’s campaign, much was said about George P. Bush’s relationship with Trump. The former president called the land commissioner “the only bush that corrected it” in the 2016 elections. George P. Bush also admitted to seeking Trump’s support directly. Paxton is also an ardent supporter of the former president, saying he supports one of the two Republican candidates.
The Paxton campaign said incumbents are confident for the 2022 cycle.
“The Texans knows the solid and conservative track record of Attorney General Paxton,” said Paxton spokesman Ian Prior.
Two Democrats, former Galveston mayor Joe Jaworksi and Dallas civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt, said they plan to participate in the Democratic primary.
John C. Moritz is responsible for Texas Government and Politics at USA Today Network in Austin. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter. @Johnimo..
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