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Tue November 13, 2012
Bush The Answer To GOP Latino Vote? George P. Files Paperwork For Run In Texas
After the Republican losses on Election Day it has been noticed that the GOP has a critical problem winning Latino votes. Some are wondering if George Bush might fix that problem – that’s George P. Bush.
George P. Bush is the nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. His mother is a Mexican immigrant and he is fluent in Spanish.
On Wednesday, Bush submitted paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission that lays the foundation for a statewide run for office and allows him to raise money.
Bush has been working behind the scenes in Texas politics as the co-founder of Hispanic Republicans of Texas.
The other co-founder is George Antuna, and he said Bush isn’t ready to announce which office he’s running for but said Bush could be the solution to the GOP’s Latino problem.
“You know he’s bicultural – he knows the state – everything from north, east, west and South Texas. He understands the whole region because he’s been working it for quite some time,” said Antuna.
There’s speculation that Bush is setting his sights on Governor in 2014. That could set up a battle of the Latino political titans of Texas – Bush vs. San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro. Castro has not yet announced he’s running for governor but there is an effort to draft him for the run.