Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has won the Republican nomination to keep his post, topping a primary challenger from the right.
Bush, whose grandfather and uncle were president and whose father was Florida's governor, beat his predecessor as land commissioner, Jerry Patterson, Tuesday. The 41-year-old Bush immediately becomes the overwhelming favorite for re-election in November.
Patterson criticized Bush for bungling the post-Harvey rebuild and a makeover of the Alamo in San Antonio. Bush was endorsed by President Donald Trump and his son, Donald Jr.
Bush raised more than $1.5 million in the year before the election, while Patterson raised $107,588, including a $20,000 loan to himself.
Bush will face energy and natural resources attorney Miguel Suazo who easily won the Democratic primary for land commissioner.