Another George Bush Plans to Try His Hand at Politics : It’s All Politics : NPR
“I know him. I know he’s a solid conservative. He supported Ted Cruz in the most recent primary,” Munisteri says, referring to the Texas Tea Party favorite who just cruised to victory to the U.S. Senate. “And I think that that decision on his part to be an early supporter of Ted Cruz will go a long way to assuring those of our party members in our conservative base that he certainly is a solid conservative himself.”
With the Bush name and the dominant Republican Party position in Texas, the young Bush can pretty much name his office and start picking out the drapes.
Well, perhaps not Rick Perry’s governor’s office, but he’s looking at Texas land commissioner and Texas attorney general.
“If he wants to be land commissioner, I think it’s his for the taking,” says Mark Jones, the chairman of the political science department at Rice University. “There’s also, though, a very good chance that he could run for attorney general. In the event that Attorney General Greg Abbott decides to go for the governor’s spot or for the lieutenant governor’s spot, that would open up the position of attorney general.”
George P. Bush is half Hispanic — his mother is from Mexico. Running for statewide office, that’s not expected to come into play. Bush won’t need the Hispanic vote to win in Texas.
But down the road, who knows? The young Bush, along with Sens. Cruz and Marco Rubio, could be part of the new face of the Republican Party.