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George P. Bush announces bid for Texas attorney general

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush speaks at a kick-off rally where he announced he will run for Texas Attorney General, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Eric Gay/AP

George P. Bush announces bid for Texas attorney general

June 02, 10:09 PM June 02, 10:09 PM

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, the son of failed GOP presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, on Wednesday announced his bid to become the Lone Star State’s attorney general.

George P. Bush is set to challenge incumbent Republican Ken Paxton, who is under indictment for alleged securities fraud and is facing an inquiry by the FBI over alleged abuse of office.

“Enough is enough, Ken. You’ve brought way too much scandal and too little integrity to this office,” Bush said during his campaign announcement. “It’s time to go.”

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His campaign website vows to protect the southern border and bolster the capabilities of law enforcement.

“As Attorney General, I will not allow the federal government to continue allowing unfettered access into our state,” a snippet of his webpage read. “We must reform our asylum policies and work towards a comprehensive solution to this crisis to stop drug cartels and illegal immigrants from coming to our state.”

The Texas politician has also vowed to align himself with former President Donald Trump, despite vocal opposition from many in his family, including his father who sparred with then-candidate Trump during the 2016 presidential debates.

Trump has vowed to make an endorsement in the race, though he has yet to select a favorite.

“I like them both very much,” Trump told CNN in a statement last week. “I’ll be making my endorsement and recommendation to the great people of Texas in the not-so-distant future.”

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George P. Bush in late May tweeted a picture of himself on the phone with Trump, suggesting that the two were discussing his plans to seek higher office.

“Great to speak with President Trump,” he tweeted. “I appreciate the words of encouragement and support. Big things coming soon.”

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