WASHINGTON - George P. Bush says his late grandmother, Barbara Bush, is the reason he’s chosen a life of public service.
Bush, the son of a former Florida governor (Jeb), the grandson of the 41st President (George H.W.), and the nephew of the 43rd President (George W.), is in his second term as Texas Land Commissioner, but is now challenging fellow Republican and incumbent state Attorney General Ken Paxton in the 2022 election.
Bush, 45, also finds himself directly involved with the state’s plans to take over construction of a border wall.
He joined Jim Lokay to outline the challenges he’s facing now, why he’s jumping into the primary, and why he’s courting the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, who famously called his father "low energy" and "an embarrassment to the entire family" during the 2016 Republican primaries.