George P. Bush files to run for Texas office
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By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - George P. Bush, a son of a governor and a nephew and grandson to U.S. presidents, has filed to run statewide in Texas, the latest member of the powerful political family to seek elected office. Bush, 37, the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and his Mexican-born wife, Columba, is seen by some as a transformative figure - a Hispanic candidate for a Republican Party that wants to appeal to the growing and increasingly influential electorate of Latino voters. Bush filed on Tuesday to run for Texas Land Commissioner, a position which, among other duties, manages the Alamo in San Antonio - a symbol of the often contentious relationship between Mexicans and Anglos in Texas. "This certainly helps the Republican Party present an image of a party that not only seeks Hispanic votes but is running Hispanics for office," Mark P. Jones, a political analyst at Rice University in Houston, told Reuters.
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