Texas

George P. Bush Raises $1.3 Million to Run for Office in Texas

Not bad for two months

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George P. Bush has raised a whopping $1.3 million in less than two months – with a financial boost from the family and the Bush political network – to launch his first race for statewide office in Texas. Top contributors included father Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, and uncle George W. Bush, the former president. Each gave $50,000 to the younger Bush's fledgling political campaign. Uncles, cousins and long-time family financial also sent checks. Bush has indicated he's looking at a race for Texas land commissioner in 2014, but has not ruled out the possibility of running for attorney general or even governor depending on the circumstances. The robust financial showing in his first weeks of fundraising indicates that the Bush network is very much alive and ready to help bankroll the next generation of the nation's best-known Republican political family.