George P. Bush says name isn't liability after Trump's win

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The only member of the Bush family in elected office isn't worried about his political future being threatened by a rejection of dynasty politics that helped doom Hillary Clinton.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush campaigned for Donald Trump despite his family's well-publicized shunning of the billionaire businessman.

Bush says Trump's success loudly repudiating politics-as-usual won't make it harder for a member of one of America's best-known political families to succeed in upcoming elections.

Bush said in a phone interview Thursday that his support for Trump "further shows that I'm my own man."

Some voters saw Clinton as too politically entrenched as a former secretary of state, senator and first lady.

Bush agreed that Trump "has disrupted American politics" but said people "vote based on the individual."

© 2017 Associated Press


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