George P. Bush GOP Rising Latino Star Files For Political Office

Posted By Urban News Hour | November 9, 2012

TEXAS – George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W. Bush and a son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the latest in the Bush clan’s political dynasty has filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission, to run for a local or statewide political office.

Bush, who is considered one of the GOP’s rising Latino star has a Mexican mother, can speak fluent Spanish

He is the co-founder of Hispanic Republicans of Texas, a group that helps elect Hispanic candidates. Where he runs a consulting firm and is active in the GOP’s outreach to college students.

The report, filed Wednesday, does not indicated which office Bush is eyeing. That won’t be evident until Jan. 15, the next deadline for campaign finance reports.

The 36-year-old attorney was raised in Florida, then decided to move to Fort Worth,Texas, and co-founded the Hispanic Republicans of Texas Political Action Committee,

He is considered one of the GOP’s rising Latino stars and told the Tribune in March that “politics is in his blood.” He declined then to speculate about any immediate plans to seek office, although speculation has centered on a run for comptroller.

Bush said that on issues like immigration he was a “George W. Bush Republican” — a moderate who believes that the country should “figure out a way where [people here illegally] can be taken out of the shadows and contribute to society and provide an opportunity to contribute and pay their fair share.”

The news could become a boon for the Republican Party, as George P. could help create inroads with Hispanic voters that the party desperately needs.

 

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