Bush sees 'long fight ahead' for land commissioner

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Associated Press

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 4 at 10:07 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A member of the next generation of the Bush family has won his first elective office — and it was a statewide office.

George P. Bush has won the Republican nomination for commissioner of the Texas General Land Office.

The 37-year-old Fort Worth lawyer remarked that he has "a long fight ahead" to the November general election. He predicted that Democratic opponent John Cook's campaign will offer the politics of desperation, while he'll offer the politics of aspiration.

Bush spoke in English and Spanish during his victory speech at a Tex-Mex restaurant in Fort Worth. With him were family members that included his brother, mother and wife.

Bush is the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, nephew of former President George W. Bush and grandson of former President George H.W. Bush.

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