The Last Bush Gets Ready For Texas-Sized Political Showdown

The Last Bush Gets Ready For Texas-Sized Political Showdown

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George P. Bush is launching his campaign kickoff this week.

But the last member of the Bush political dynasty – which over four generations has produced two presidents, a vice president, a senator, two governors and a congressman – has yet to specify which office he’s seeking.

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Bush, the two-term Texas land commissioner, is likely to announce Wednesday that he’s primary challenging another statewide officeholder and fellow Republican – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. 

In a tweet Saturday, Bush touted that he “will NEVER stop fighting” for law enforcement.

The son of former two-term Florida governor and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush and the nephew of former President George W. Bush, who was twice elected Texas governor, has said he’s “seriously considering” running for attorney general next year.

“We need new leadership in this high statewide executive role,” he told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade in early April. “I’m taking a very serious look at attorney general.”

A veteran GOP strategist in the Lone Star State described the potential showdown as “the biggest battle brewing on the ballot in 2022 in Texas … It’s going to be the toughest primary.”

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And Texasbased Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak told Fox News that “a Paxton-Bush statewide primary for Texas attorney general will be an unusually high- profile, mid-ballot race in Texas.”

Mackowiak pointed to what people who follow Texas politics are well aware – that “Paxton is dealing with two specific legal issues, which Bush intends to use again him.”

Paxton’s facing a felony trial for securities fraud in a case that dates back six years and has hovered over him during his entire tenure as attorney general. He denies any wrongdoing and has claimed the charges are politically motivated. 

But Paxton is also the focus of a separate FBI corruption investigation for allegedly abusing his office to benefit a wealthy donor.

Bush has referenced the multiple allegations and legal issues swirling around Paxton. 

“There have been some serious allegations levied against the current attorney general,” Bush said in an April interview with Dallas radio

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