George P. Bush starts small amid high expectations

George P. Bush starts small amid high expectations

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TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 2: Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf (L) and George P. Bush, the son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, shake hands before President George W. Bush's remarks November 2, 2002 at the University of South Florida Sundome in Tamp, FL. President Bush was campaigning for his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is running for re-election against Democrat Bill McBride. (Photo by Chris Livingston/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:35 AM

FRISCO, Texas -- On a recent evening, George P. Bush was telling a packed room of wealthy North Texans how he got his start in politics.

It was May 1979 and the then 3-year-old was in a Houston park, clutching a balloon and watching his grandfather, George H.W. Bush, announce his first campaign for president.

George P. Bush is now 37 and says he’s more than just a famous surname. Both his grandfather and uncle were presidents; his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, may run for the White House in 2016.

George P. Bush told The Associated Press it’s a legacy that he embraces.

Records show the Republican has raised $3.3 million since November even though no Democratic candidate has emerged in the race for state land commissioner.

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