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It’s been nearly five years since there was a Bush in elected office, the longest lapse in 32 years. The “Hispanic George Bush” - the grandson and the nephew of former presidents -- is seeking to change that, in a race that could speak to GOP efforts to appeal to Latino voters for years to come. Bush is looking to snag the little-known but powerful office of Texas Land Commissioner, a traditional launching pad for state and national politics. George P. Bush hopes to spur a renaissance for the family’s place in Republican politics, one that could work for others of his generation. He is a fluent Spanish speaker (the son of a mother born in Mexico) who can appeal to the growing population of Hispanic Americans. The political world will be watching Texas to see if another political star can be born from Bush blood.
Bush crushed his primary opponent, Republican David Watts, and is expected to coast fairly easily through the general election. Democrats haven’t won a statewide election in the state since 2004. Bush so far has raised more than $3 million.