The Texas Tribune is reporting that George P. Bush, who had been unofficially leaning towards a bid for Land Commissioner in 2014, has officially announced his intention to run for that office.
Christopher Ewing, erg…I mean, George P. Bush, is seen as first of the fourth generation of the Bush family in politics, and the third generation in Texas politics. The incumbent Land Commissioner, Jerry Patterson, who is running for Lieutenant Governor (after those sharks smelled blood in the water), had kind words for Bush, and seemed like he would be wholeheartedly supporting him. For what it’s worth, I’m really happy that Bush did not seek something like the Governor’s office or AG. The Republicans already have an advantage in prominent Hispanic officeholders, but most of them (including Cruz) are of Cuban ancestry. Bush is of Mexican ancestry, like most Hispanics in Texas. But he will probably be the gubernatorial candidate in 2018, so the Democrats must stand ready.
Hopefully, Mike Villarreal can run for Governor on the Democratic side next year, meaning that the Democrats hold the advantage 2-0 in nominating Hispanic candidates for Governor. And then there’s Castro, but now I’m getting off-topic.