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July 23, 2013

A Bush on the ballot

NORMAN — There’s another Bush on the ballot in Texas. George P. Bush, the 37-year-old son of Jeb and Columba Bush, is running for state land commissioner.

He’s a Spanish-speaking Texas Republican, something political observers say is needed to keep Texas in the GOP camp. Democrats are busy trying to mobilize voters there.

One of the strategists who helped President Obama win re-election by using data analysis to tailor voter mobilization to the most promising areas is working in Texas.

Jeremy Bird and Battleground Texas hopes to build on their successes in Nevada and Colorado with Lone Star State voters. “This is something not to be taken lightly,” Bush told the Associated Press. “It’s a well-capitalized, well-financed group that’s intent on developing a long-term strategy. That’s problematic.”

The job George P. Bush is seeking is not considered a stepping stone for any higher office. It’s a rarely known administrative post, but you never know ...

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