The Republican George P. Bush is running against incumbent Ken Paxton , who is a walking scandal…But a Trump supporter ….
Two American President’s came out of Texas with the last name ‘Bush’….
One would think someone withe name would be able to run for office strong there….
But that was back in the day before the Bush family turned on the current Republican ‘leader’ Donald Trump…..
Bush carries the name of a family once revered in the state, but these days that is a heavy burden in Texas. His issue agenda owes less to his allegiance to his family than to former president Donald Trump.
Bush tells the audience he has twice traveled the length of the Texas border and vows to “finish the Trump wall.” He speaks about “massive voter fraud.” He promises to go after human traffickers and drug cartels and to take on district attorneys in the big cities, who he says are not on the side of law enforcement. He decries “the wholesale indoctrination of our children when it comes to critical race theory” in public schools….
The arc of Bush’s political career embodies the story of what has happened to conservative politics in the Lone Star State since George W. Bush left the White House, as well as the trade-offs that ambitious politicians with establishment pedigrees confront as they try to navigate through the tumultuous Trump era.
Today, Bush’s political future — and with it, that of the Bush dynasty — is uncertain. Bush enjoys some of the benefits of his family name, relatively high name identification and access to money, for example. But today in Texas, being a Bush carries as many or more liabilities.
After two terms as Texas land commissioner, Bush is fighting to prevent Paxton, who is leading in the polls, from winning the nomination for attorney general outright with at least 50 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary. At the same time, he is doing all he can to ensure that, if there is a runoff in May, he will be the other candidate…..