George P. Bush files paperwork in Texas to run for office, making him the latest in the Bush clan to seek political office.
He is the nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of Jeb Bush, the one-time governor of Florida. News that George P. Bush files paperwork reach the media on Thursday.
As The Associated Press reported, George P. Bush filed a campaign treasurer appointment, which is the first step under campaign finance law for someone who wants to become a candidate.
The report didn’t say what office George P. Bush might be looking for, and Bush didn’t immediately respond to an email from The Associated Press for a comment.
Though George P. Bush was raised in Florida, he decided to move to Texas, where he runs a consulting firm and is active in the GOP’s outreach to college students.
News that George P. Bush files to run for office doesn’t come as too big of a surprise. The 36-year-old said a few months ago that he had a goal of running for office and was considering several statewide posts.
The news could also be a boon for the Republican Party, as Bush could help create inroads with Hispanic voters that the party desperately needs. George P. Bush, who has a Mexican mother, can speak fluent Spanish and is the co-founder of Hispanic Republicans of Texas, a group that helps elect Hispanic candidates.
George P. Bush, also has pull within Hispanic Republican circles. Ana Navarro, who was the national Hispanic co-chairwoman for John McCain during his 2008 run, tweeted her enthusiasm that Bush filed to run for office.
“Wrote check for my friend, @georgepbush newly formed exploratory committee for office in TX. Young, pragmatic, Hispanic, just what GOP needs,” Navarro’s tweet read.
As George P. Bush files paperwork to become a candidate, he brings the culmination of a build-up to running for office that included campaigning for Mitt Romney this summer, NBC of Dallas-Fort Worth reports.