George P. Bush weighing run in Texas

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by WILL WEISSERT / The Associated Press

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Posted on January 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- George Prescott Bush is gearing up to run for a little-known but powerful office in Texas, where his family already is a political dynasty.

He’s hoping a run for Texas land commissioner next year and his Hispanic roots can help the state’s Republican Party maintain its stranglehold on power.

Bush spoke Friday to The Associated Press in his first interview since filing paperwork to seek elected statewide office in November.

He said he won’t make a final decision until this summer, when it’s clear whether Gov. Rick Perry will seek another term.

Bush is the grandson of one former president and the nephew of another.

Speculation has him seeking the offices of Texas land commissioner, attorney general or even as a gubernatorial challenger for Perry.

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